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Seasonal Plant Tips

Keep Your Yard & Trees Healthy

Glover Nursery provides some tips to keep your yard and plants healthy. Read through some tips for each season. Come into Glover Nursery and our nursery specialists will be happy to answer any questions about your yard and garden.

An excellent resource for Utah plant and yard care is Utah State Extension services.
January - February

Tree Care

• Prune shade trees at the end of February. You can also prune apples and pears.
• Systemic borer controls should be applied at the end of February.

Flower and Shrub Beds

• Keep heavy snow loads brushed off shrubs to prevent breakage.
• Small amounts of snow on evergreen shrubs can protect them from cold drying winter temperatures.


Ponds

• Check heaters and aerators often to make sure that they are working properly.
• Ponds must have a hole in the ice to release the noxious gases that form from decomposing matter in the pond.
• Check to make sure that ice dams are not forming on waterfalls or streams that might divert the water over the liner.


 Lawn

• Stay off dormant frozen lawn to protect the plant crowns from breakage.

 Bulbs:

• Check stored bulbs such as begonias, cannas and callas to ensure that they are still firm.
• Throw out any bulb that is mushy or moldy. If the bulbs are getting too dry you may need to moisten the storage medium.
• Look through plant catalogs for plants and ideas you may want to incorporate into your planting beds.
• Order seeds or plugs early if they need to be started early indoors and to get the best selection.

March - April

Tree Care

• Early March: Prune peach, plum, cherry and apricot trees.
• Prune any other shade or fruit trees that were not done in February.
• Apply dormant spray to fruit and shade trees and shrubs to help control insects such as aphids, scale and mites.
• Systemic borer control can be applied to shade trees in early March.
• Use especially on Locust, Ash, Poplar, Aspen, Flowering Cherry, Willows and Honeylocust.
• Spray for Aspen Leaf Spot at the first sign of green on the leaf buds.
• Spray for Fire Blight when pear and crabapples are in bloom.
• Remove all winter tree wraps to avoid over-heating of tree bark.
• Fertilize shade and fruit trees. Some trees may need an application again in May.
• Deep soak trees and shrubs if the winter and spring have been dry.


Weeding, Pruning, Fertilizing

• Remove winter mulch from around perennials and roses.
• Rake out debris from flower and shrub beds.
• Move shrubs, if necessary, before they start to bud.
• Compost can be added to flower beds if the soil has dried out enough.
• Soil should crumble when squeezed in your palm and then released.
• Working the soil when it is too wet causes compaction and should be avoided.
• Fertilize shrubs and perennials. Some shrubs may need an application of iron in March and May.
• Systemic insect controls can be applied to shrubs and perennials.
• Keep weeds in check by regular weeding before they take and start to spread.
• Check for and control insect infestations before they become a problem.
• Consider using biological controls before other harsher chemical treatments.

 


Flower and Shrub Beds

• Spring flowering shrubs like forsythia and lilac should be pruned as the blooms start to fade.
• Prune roses when the leaf buds start to swell.
• Summer flowering shrubs like potentilla and many spireas can be pruned at the end of March or early April
• Cut back summer flowering perennials and prune any dead leaves on evergreen perennials.
• Cut back ornamental grasses to about 6″.
• Divide or move perennials.
• Start begonias, dahlias, and other tubers indoors for earlier blooms.


Ponds

• Begin your pond clean up and add beneficial bacteria.
• Divide and fertilize pond lilies as they start to show signs of new growth.


Lawn

• Rake lawn to remove winter debris.
• Aerate lawn.
• Check sprinkler system before fertilizing your lawn, make repairs as necessary.
• Apply preemergent and start fertilizing at the end of March.
• Over seed around April 15.
• Do not use a preemergent if you intend to over seed your lawn.
• You should not need to water your lawn in March or April unless you are watering in fertilizer.
• If the lawn seems dry water every two weeks.


Power Equipment

• Service power equipment and sharpen lawn mower blades.
• Organize tool sheds and storage areas.

May - June

Tree Care

• Treat fruit and shade trees at the first sign of aphids. Use organic treatment when possible.
• Treat apples for coddling moth starting in mid-May.
• After the natural fruit drop, thin the fruit on pears, peaches, apples, and other fruit trees as necessary.
• Watch for and control powdery mildew on apple, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarine, grapes, peas, roses and euonymus.



Flower and Shrub Beds

• On cold nights in early May remember to cover tender annuals with newspaper to protect from frost.
• Plant annuals after the last frost date. Usually around May 15 in northern Utah.
• Keep dead blooms off annuals and perennials to keep them bushy, full and blooming.
• Summer flowering tubers like cannas, begonia, and dahlias can be safely set out by mid-May.
• Plant color bowls and hanging baskets. Fertilize every two weeks.
• Treat pruned rose tips for cane borer.
• Treat for raspberry cane borer.
• Cut the dead flowers heads off the spring flowering bulbs; do not cut off leaves until the foliage has turned brown.
• Prune spring flowering shrubs when they have finished blooming.
• Keep using snail baits to keep slugs and snails under control.
• Keep weeds in check-control before they set seed.
• Apply plant supports to newly emerging perennials and annuals that tend to flop over.
• Support perennials before they grow tall enough to fall over.
• Look out for pests such as aphids and red spider mites in your garden use organic controls when possible. Sometimes a good blast from the hose will dislodge pests.
• Pinch candles on conifers to control growth. This is also a great time to prune or shear junipers and arborvitae.

 

Ponds

• Add floating plants like water hyacinth and water lettuce to your pond at the end of May.
• As the temperature rises keep adding beneficial bacteria to your pond.

 

Lawn

• On May 1st turn on your sprinklers.
• Start watering lawns. Approx. 1″ every 5 days or 1/2″ inch every 3 days.
• In mid-June when the weather warms the grass will need approx. 3/4″ every 3 days.
• Control broadleaf weeds in the lawn
• Aerate lawns if you did not do so earlier.
• Fertilize lawn every 30 to 90 days. Do not over fertilize.
• Apply iron to lawn.
• Apply insecticides to lawn if necessary.
• Watch for lawn diseases.
• As the weather warm, keep the lawn mowed between 2-3″.

July - August

Tree Care

  • Remove water sprouts from fruit trees.
  • Control peach twig bores on peaches, nectarine, cherry and apricots with Spinosad.
  • Continue codling moth controls on apples and pears.
  • Watch for red spider mite. If you suspect that you may have spider mites you can fleck a branch or leaf onto a white paper, look carefully to see if any of the specks move. Consider using a hard spray of water to knock them back, dormant oil or organic insecticides.
  • Watch for other insect and disease invasion. Powdery mildew can be a problem when the temperatures get warm.
  • Deep soak established tree once or twice a month.

Flower and Shrub Beds

  • Keep faded flowers off roses to promote re-blooming.
  • Keep up on the weeding.  Don’t let weeds go to seed.
  • Watch for insect invasions. Use earth friendly insecticides.
  • Keep spent blooms off annuals and perennials. Fertilize and cut back annuals to promote blooming.
  • Water in the early morning hours so excess water does not sit on leaves, which could promote disease.
  • Hanging baskets and planters may need some sprucing up, cut back overgrown plants and replace spent plants.
  • Hanging baskets and planters may need extra water in the summer heat, check them in the morning and evening.
  • Cut back Garden Mums around the 4th of July.
  • Last fertilization on roses should be around August 15th.
  • Divide and transplant iris in August.

Ponds

  • Fertilize pond plants.
  • Keep mosquitoes away from ponds. Keep water flowing and use mosquito tablets.

Lawn

  • Fertilize your lawn as necessary.
  • Check sprinklers for damaged heads. Adjust watering for hotter temperatures.
  • Water your lawn about 3/4″ every 3 days or 1/2″ every 2 days.
  • Watch for patches in the lawn, which may be a sign of insects and disease. Treat if necessary.
  • Keep weeds in check.
September - October

Tree Care

  • After leaf drop apply copper fungicides to fruit trees
  • Clean up the orchard and small fruiting plants. A clean orchard is essential for disease and pest control.
  • This is a great time to choose trees with great fall color.
  • Fall is an excellent time to plant trees since the weather is cooler, trees become less stressed and they start to establish good roots.
  • A 2- 4″ layer of mulch on top of newly planted trees will help protect them from the freezing and thawing that occurs during the winter. Do not put the mulch directly against the trunk of the tree as it can harbor insects and can rot the bark.
  • Young trees should be wrapped with white tree wrap for the winter to help prevent sunscald.
  • Fall is a good time to prune some trees although most pruning should wait until Spring.

Flower and Shrub Beds

  • Purchase spring-flowering bulbs early while there is a good selection, wait until the temperatures cool down to plant.
  • September has the best selection of Mums and Asters, this is also a great time to plant hardy annuals like Pansies, Snap Dragons, Ornamental Cabbage and Kale.
  • Dig out Gladiolus, Begonia, Cannas and Dahlias after the first hard frost. Let them dry out for a couple of weeks then dust with sulfur. Store in vermiculite in a cool dry place free from frost.
  • This is a great time to choose shrubs with good fall color.
  • Prepare new beds for the spring and add compost to existing gardens. A thick layer of compost can also help keep late fall and early spring weeds in check
  • Clean up and remove all diseased or insect-ridden plants from the garden, this will cut down on problems in the spring.
  • Divide and move perennials.

Ponds

  • Remove floating plants such as Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce and discard.
  • Remove tropical plants, store indoors or discard.
  • Stop fertilizing pond plants in the first part of September.
  • Clean out dead leaves and organic debris.
  • You may want to cover your pond with a net if you have a lot of trees, to prevent leaves from falling into the water.
  • Cut back pond plants as they go dormant and drop them to the deepest area of the pond where the water is less likely to freeze.
  • If you drain your pond or it tends to freeze solid you may want to move the hardy plants to a spot in your garden and bury them in the soil or compost.

Lawn

  • This is a good time to top-dress your lawn with good compost.
  • Aerate your lawn if it was not done in the spring or if you are going to spread compost on it in the fall.
  • Clean up fallen leaves and debris to help prevent disease problems.
  • Apply weed killers as necessary to control broadleaf weeds. Spray field bindweed (morning glory) right before the first freeze.
  • Fall is a good time to put on preemergent to help prevent annual weeds.
  • Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer or winterizer.
  • In Sept. when the weather is still warm the grass will need to be watered approx. 3/4″ every 4 to 6 days. In Oct. when the weather is cool water 3/4″ every 6 to 9 days.
November - December

Garden Tools and Equipment

  • Drain the hoses and put them away.
  • The fuel in power equipment should be used up or drained; change the spark plugs and sharpen blades.
  • Clean, oil and sharpen hand tools.
  • Store all tools indoors to keep them from rusting.
  • The fuel in power equipment should be used up or drained.
  • Change the spark plugs and sharpen blades. Clean, oil and sharpen hand tools.
  • Store all tools indoors to keep them from rusting.
  • Order seed catalogs and review your gardening journal.

Tree Care

  • Trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, should be watered heavily going into winter and should be watered during periods of winter drought.
  • Deep soak any plants that may be in the rain shadow of other plants or buildings.
  • Apply antitranspirant, such as Wilt Pruf, to evergreen trees and shrubs to prevent moisture loss during drying winter weather.

Flower and Shrub Beds

  • Wrap evergreens shrubs like arborvitae and upright junipers to protect them from breaking and bending with a heavy snow load. Burlap tree wrap or jute twine work well for this.
  • Prevent salt damage to trees and shrubs by using ice melter substitute like sand.
  • Plant your bulbs if you have not had a chance to do so.
  • Clean up all debris and leaves around roses. Dispose of leaves if your roses had any disease problems. Do not compost diseased leaves.
  • Mulch roses to protect the graft union during the cold winter months.
  • Roses should be pruned if they are over-grown and are vulnerable to breakage from snow load. Your heavy pruning should be done in the spring when the leaf buds start to swell.
  • If you have shrubs or trees that need to be moved this would be the best time to do so.

Ponds

  • Stop feeding fish if you haven’t already.
  • Cut back aquatic plant leaves if you haven’t already.
  • Remove any organic debris that falls into your pond, like leaves and twigs.

Lawn

  • To help prevent disease, keep leaves raked off the lawn and mow the lawn short for the winter.

Glover Nursery Newsletter

Updates, Sales, and Gardening Tips
Glover Nursery
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Jenny Walsh
Jenny Walsh
05:44 16 Apr 21
Glover is by far my favorite nursery in the valley. Not only do they have a huge selection of... perennials annuals and trees, but everything is organized and labeled in a way that makes it easy and fun to shop and find what you need. I don’t even live close to Glover, but I happily drive past 5 closer nurseries to get to them!read more
Charami Boyter
Charami Boyter
06:08 05 Apr 21
Hydrangea Heaven! I love this place and have spent hours roaming around their grounds. I love that... the employees are knowledgeable but not pushy, friendly but not overbearing and that the prices are reasonable. They also have lots of hard to find varieties, like the yellow raspberry plant I was searching for last year. Also, lovely fountains and unique statues. I can't wait to get there this year and start planting!read more
Robert Noble
Robert Noble
05:13 05 Apr 21
Great quality plants and service. Will give you a five year guarantee on some plants if you use... their mycorrizae (Mykes) product. Definitely worth it. I've only had to return one plant out of many. Can't beat that!read more
Anthony Duncan
Anthony Duncan
01:11 04 Apr 21
Always very knowledgeable about whatever questions I have about landscaping. Also very helpful in... assisting me to get the right plant or product.read more
Trae Collier
Trae Collier
03:25 03 Apr 21
Great selection with an easy following layout to find exactly what you need. Unique and interesting... garden ornaments at reasonable prices to decorate your gardenread more
Michael Hudson Jr
Michael Hudson Jr
04:21 26 Mar 21
They had everything we needed, and some things we did not ! Great experience all around! Will... return to get all of our gardening needs!read more
Stephanie Bergeson
Stephanie Bergeson
17:16 16 Mar 21
This is our favorite nursery. The staff is always helpful and knowledgeable. They have an awesome... selection of cool plants, bushes and trees that varies throughout the season. Good warranties on a lot it too. We're rookie gardeners and most of we've planted from here has done well so far.read more
Trisha Kingston
Trisha Kingston
12:44 16 Mar 21
Awesome selection. Higher prices than most places on trees etc, prob because they sale to prof... gardeners, but decent on some smaller plants. Go to for hard to find plants.read more
Brian Gull
Brian Gull
22:27 16 Jan 21
Love this place! Great people, great selection of trees and plants.
Amy Reed
Amy Reed
04:02 06 Dec 20
This is the third year in a row that we have purchased our Christmas tree at this nursery. We have... had very few issues with the trees themselves and the customer service here is top notch.The gentlemen who help take the tree to our car and tie it down are always very kind and professional. They do a great job every time. We haven't had any issues with the trees sliding around on the car and they have never caused any damage to our cars.The customer service has always been very professional as well. They are considerate people who always make sure we are happy with our trees.The only issue we had was the first tree we purchased from them. It did dry out a little quicker than we had planned but luckily it was very close to Christmas, so it was no problem. They have a good selection of trees and carry everything from little tiny two foot trees to enormous 10 foot plus trees.I highly recommend this nursery, not only for Christmas trees, but also for gardening all year long. The staff is always knowledgeable and great to work with.read more
Ryan Haroldsen
Ryan Haroldsen
06:20 15 Nov 20
Definitely the best place I've ever worked. All the people here are great and it's great visiting.... No other place with such friendly employees. All in all, this is absolutely the place to go if you are in need of plants.read more
Tenzin Lhanzey
Tenzin Lhanzey
00:18 03 Nov 20
I love this nursery. Stopped by today to pick up a tree from there. Ryan was very helpful with... picking the right tree for our backyard. Thank you!!read more
Tanya Hales
Tanya Hales
20:05 22 Sep 20
We've loved the trees we've bought here. We are looking at other plants and water features now. The... selection is amazing.read more
Jaana Bess
Jaana Bess
20:30 18 Sep 20
Ask for McKayla she knows evwrything about trees amd she is super nice.
Lyle Odendahl
Lyle Odendahl
15:10 14 Sep 20
This is a great local nursery. When you are ready to get better service and products than you can... find at the big box stores, great over to Glover. You'll find better service, better expertise, and surprisingly competitive prices. The plants are localized to our climate, instead of the Bonnie brand that everybody else sells and who knows where are grown. You'll find a large selection of fruit and ornamental trees, bulk soil amendments (bagged too), bedding plants, and the great variety of goods you'd expect to find at a large local nursery. I'm glad a rediscovered this nursery after Western Gardens closed our local store.read more
Jace Copier
Jace Copier
20:12 08 Sep 20
Beautiful layout, friendly employees with vast knowledge about plants and gardening. I love this... place!read more
Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris
13:38 08 Sep 20
They didn't have Marijuana, no weed!
Andra Meyer
Andra Meyer
15:33 07 Sep 20
They have the largest and best selection of plants! I drive from Lehi because there’s nothing that... compares anywhere closer.read more
Nate Brown
Nate Brown
02:29 06 Sep 20
Huge selection. This place goes on forever!
Randy Jarvis
Randy Jarvis
22:00 02 Sep 20
Great selection of all your gardening Landscaping needs. Friendly staff always willing to help
Anfaney Gladwin
Anfaney Gladwin
17:39 02 Sep 20
They have a decent selection of things you can buy at any other garden center at a slightly... inflated price. They are starting to carry more hard to find items. I wish they would carry more native/drought resistant plants.read more
Jim young
Jim young
14:05 01 Sep 20
Found employees to be very helpful, they have a plant selection wider and better than most, if you... are looking for a unique company that offers all the experience and materials with great service check them out, oh they even help you out to your vehicle with your purchase..old school service done right!read more
Jeremy Schow
Jeremy Schow
23:45 29 Aug 20
Best nursery in the valley! Seriously beautiful with many different plant species, it's a must see!
Amber Shaw
Amber Shaw
17:03 03 Aug 20
We've been to many garden centers over the years and BY FAR Glover is the best around. Everything... we've purchased from them has been high quality and has done very well in our garden. We've also used their delivery services and well as their planting services- both of which were wonderful! They arrive on time and the work is done very professionally. They also have staff that are very knowledgable about the plants and products they sell, which is something other nurseries are seriously lacking with their employees, so that's something I appreciate! All of our purchases from trees, to flowers to veggies have always done great, I couldn't rave about them more!read more
Christopher Colling
Christopher Colling
18:49 29 Jul 20
Absolutely outstanding service! Val & McKayla were extremely helpful, going above & beyond to take... care of me today. I am a landscape contractor & I appreciate being taken care of so well. Wholesale or retail, I recommend Glover Nursery! 10/10.read more
Joan Dorney
Joan Dorney
01:43 28 Jul 20
They are fantastic to deal with. Very courteous and friendly. Went out of their way to help us get... our Japanese Pagodaread more
Garrett Marshall
Garrett Marshall
00:44 14 Jul 20
My girlfriend and I decided as first time plant buyers to make this the first nursery we visited in... our quest to find the perfect ensemble of pet safe, shade friendly, and easy to maintain plants because of the rave reviews Glover's has (which I spent an hour reading through simply because they were pleasant to read). Rett kindly greeted us within about 2 minutes of us starting to browse the rows and rows of plants. He asked what we were looking for. We explained and he quickly pointed us to which spots of the nursery would have plants fitting our criteria. He taught us where to look to find plant information which was very helpful to us newbies. He provided wise words: to start small with our plants and to grow our garden as we became more comfortable with our green thumbs. He answered every question we had with knowledge and the occasional--and very welcomed--joke! We will always come back to Glover's after this amazing experience on our very first visit. Thanks Glover's and thanks Rett!read more
Clifford Sackett
Clifford Sackett
16:21 03 Jul 20
They have some native plants that you can't find anywhere else. And a good selection of trees
Rhiannon L
Rhiannon L
01:02 01 Jul 20
This is my preferred nursery. There are so many people who offer tips and advice and you can return... stuff and get your money back. There are so many options of different plants too! I was looking for bushes and OMG -- so many varieties. Worth the trip across the valley to visit Glover's.read more
Kat Child
Kat Child
16:42 01 Jun 20
I love this nursery SO much. Every time I come here the staff is friendly and helpful and if they... don’t know the answer, they find someone who does. I will only purchase my plants from Glover, they absolutely thrive! And their soil is incredible! Not to mention it’s good for the soul to just walk around and take in how gorgeous this place is. Thank you Glover Nursery!!!read more
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson
22:44 23 Apr 20
This is a good place to go for some of your less-common trees. Great variety. Knowledgeable staff.... And beautiful grounds.read more
Matt Connors
Matt Connors
17:04 23 Apr 20
Incredible selection. A sales rep. named Lynn was incredibly helpful to me and took an hour to... listen to what I wanted, present options, and seemed very knowledgeable. He even made sure everything was loaded properly and protected from wind during transport. I appreciated this because it's such a busy time for them! I'll definitely be back and thank you, Lynn!read more
Alexandra McCauley
Alexandra McCauley
04:37 29 Sep 18
My first time visiting, and I had a great time! The staff was nice, very attentive, and willing to... answer all of my questions!! I LOVE the plants we got! 🌼🌼 I can't wait to go back!read more
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9275 S. 1300 W.
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