Master Gardener Tips April 2, 2024

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By Anita Gall, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

As the weather begins to warm up, we get excited to get into the garden or landscape. Now is an excellent time to cut ornamental grasses down, look at shrubs, and remove any dead or broken branches. Bear in mind that some shrubs bloom on old wood, and you need to wait until after they have bloomed to prune, an example, lilacs and some spirea. Prep beds for planting but don’t get in a rush to plant perennials or annuals yet. Even though we have had some very nice days, it is not unusual for us to have a mid-May freeze or snowstorm.