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Archive for February, 2012


Hello from everyone here at 4 Seasons Lawn Care! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new online gardening and yard care calendar for 2012. We’ve already posted some helpful entries, with the reminder that the time to schedule your garden bed preparation delivery, lawn cutting service, and spring cleanup work is coming soon. Here’s the link to our new gardening calendar; don’t forget to bookmark it in your browser. Thanks for reading!

Schedule your garden bed installation, spring cleanups and lawn care today! Contact:

Mike Hyde
4 Seasons Lawn Care
908 783 5733
mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com

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(from our other website, GardenBedsNJ.com!)

For new gardeners in NJ: of course, the below dates are only an approximation. If you’re not home on April 1, it’s okay to plant your carrots on April 7!

March 15: Peas and Radishes.

Peas. The “first” plant of the early spring gardening season, avid gardeners get excited to sow their pea seeds right around St. Patrick’s Day—even if there’s still snow on the ground. Climbing peas will require a trellis, placed close to but not directly on top of the area where you planted your pea seeds. Bush type plants can stand alone without a trellis.

Radishes. Put your radish seeds into the ground as early as you plant the peas, next to where you plan to plant the carrots. Once they take root, they will prevent the soil around the carrots from clumping, which is a perfect condition for growing strong, straight carrots… and the radishes will like it, too!

Continue reading “When to Plant Early Spring Vegetables in NJ”

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In February, the soil is usually frozen and therefore can’t be worked. So if you intend to plant an early spring garden, then the best time to ready your garden beds for planting is before the second week of March. You want the soil to be prepared in time for that first spring planting, traditionally peas, on or around St. Patrick’s Day. The earlier the better to dig fresh garden beds and plant early spring crops– but you do have some time if you don’t plan to start gardening until May 15th.

If the ground where your garden will go is hard and compacted: turn the soil over with a shovel or pitchfork. Dig the beds to about 12 to 15 inches deep. Do this for the entire garden bed……..

(Click here to read the rest: “When and How to Start Prepping Your Garden Beds in NJ”)

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Hello, all! It’s been a while since we posted on the 4 Seasons Lawn Care blog. Hopefully you all had a great holiday season and survived the few dribbles of snow we got here in Hunterdon County NJ. We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring and those first few blades of grass poking up from the ground.

Some cool new developments are in the works for 2012’s Grass Cutting and Gardening Season. We recently launched our new website Garden Beds NJ where we plan to share gardening tips for the local area and offer raised garden bed construction and delivery.  Planning a raised bed garden this summer? Now is the time to start designing those garden beds!

Secondly: it’s almost Spring Cleanup time! With the big thaw on the way (did we ever even freeze this winter?), there’s lots of cleanup work to be done around the yard before planting time begins. 4 Seasons Lawn Care will help you check this chore off your list.

Give Mike Hyde a call at 908 783 5733, or email mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com to schedule some time in early spring for your garden bed project and spring cleanup plans. Thanks!

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