It is more effective to choose plants that come with the similar climate in the Milwaukee area. The garden plants have different looks and functions during fall, summer, spring and winter seasons. Every season exhibits a new display of plants therefore giving also new and different tasks to do during early to mid-spring, during late spring, during summer, during fall, and during winter in the garden.
Things to do during the early to mid-spring
Early to mid-spring is the time when the plants starts to grow.The plants should be away from weeds and debris to allow enough space for leaves and branches to spread.
Clear the areas around the clusters of the leaves. Renovate those old flower beds. Mulch the bare areas surrounding the plants to help proper moisture. Transplant container plants if they have roots coming out from the container. Transfer young plants into a larger pots to give enough space to grow. Apply fertilizers and organic feeds to improve soil. Free the lawn from weeds and moss. Mow the lawn.
Things to do during late spring
What are the jobs to be done on the garden during summer, fall, spring and winter? The late spring is the busiest time in the garden. The weather is getting warm and the flowers and plants are starting to grow fast. The plants need lots of watering. Spray fertilizer before planting. Spray roses for fungal diseases. Remove the top of the flower stem of tulips for the next year. Apply weed remover to the lawn. Mow the lawn every week. Water all fruit trees. Put nets on strawberries before they get ripe. Indoor tomatoes should be planted at this time. It is a good time to buy aquatic plants. Check the aquatic plants for blanket weed and pests. Inspect and remove pests on newly growth and young plants.
Things to do during summer
Continue to mow the grasses if they grow fast. Prepare the lawn to sow the grasses on late summer. Trim the wall flowers to make it bushy. Pick vegetables and ripe fruits. Water leafy crops so as not to become tough. Move indoor plants to a shaded portion outside during the day. Fertilize tomatoes as soon as the fruits come out and continue every week or two weeks. Cutting of many plants can be done during the summer. Deadhead repeating flowers to continue producing flowers.
Things to do during fall
The garden starts to slow down. Crops bring out their late and remaining fruits. The soil is still warm and it is a proper time to plant large plants. Spring flower plants can be planted during fall. Fall is the proper time to maintain the garden like sweeping leaves and removing plant debris. Clear out the flower pots and garden beddings. Insulate plants. Repair existing lawn if there’s a problem with it. Harvest remaining fruits and vegetables. Prune fruit trees and bushes. It is the proper time to plant fruit trees and bushes. Bring in vulnerable plants before freezing time. Protect plants and bring in container pots when the weather is bad. Insulate container plants to prevent from freezing. Plant bulbs like tulips for spring color.
Things to do during winter
Protect plants from freezing. Clean and service the lawn mower. Prune fruits and bushes. Clean tools, pots and storage areas. Firm in plantings that have been lifted out of the ground by frost. Prune summer flowering plants. Brush now off tops of hedges so that the snow does not break the branches. Check produce in storage often for rotting condition.