We celebrated the first day of Spring yesterday. It is a beautiful time of year. A time of rebirth, renewal, beauty.
However, lurking in the background are the Bad and the Ugly!
As of today, March 20, 2020, in Perry, Ohio we are Growing Degree Day 42. Mother Nature is waking up for spring. Snowdrops are in full bloom,
and daffodils are right behind.
Pachysandra is ready to bloom.
Myrtle is blooming.
are elongating with Korean spice Viburnum close behind.
Hairy Bitter cress
are just coming into bloom. Which means they need to be pulled before they go to seed or you will have it next spring unless you use a fall pre-emergent herbicide, as they are both winter annuals. Just showing signs of life are invasives like privet,
and Oriental Bittersweet.
All the weeds from last year have left seed behind. Horse nettle,
are waiting to return for this growing season. You may want to remove above ground portions if possible but the seed may still be there.