Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: All Three Sections


Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the garden after winter. Have the healthiest, best-looking garden in your neighborhood!

10 am-12 pm: Spring Gardeners Task List
Get those shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of winter injury and noting where gaps in the garden can be filled. All this gives your garden a head start on a great growing season.
Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero | 223GAR225B

12-12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45-2:45 pm Soil Basics: Get It Right!
If you get your soil right from the start, your garden will explode in lushness. Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. Give your garden a solid foundation, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.
Duncan Himmelman | 223GAR225C

3-5 pm: Pruning: Shape–Up for Spring
Are you intimidated by the idea of pruning? March is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, the tools needed for the job, why pruning is necessary, and the difference between maintenance and rejuvenation pruning.
Michael Ruggiero | 223GAR225D


Schedule: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Times: 10:00am - 05:00pm
Instructor: Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Duncan Himmelman

Duncan Himmelman

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero
Location: NYBG, Watson Room 302
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
Session Number: 223GAR225A
Price Non-Member : $139.00
Member : $125.00


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