Aspen Lawn and Landscape Blog
In cold winter climates, like Kansas, the sight of pansies blooming is a sign that spring has arrived. Pansies are avaliable in a number of colors most commonly noted for the "face" markings in the center of the flower. They can be planted in pots, window boxes and flower beds. The plants grow 6-9 inches tall and will spread 9-12 inches. They require little maintenance other than watering and periodic fertilization. They strive in cooler temperatures and will need to be replaced with summer annuals with warmer weather.
Ornamental Grasses and Shrub Roses should be pruned now for better performance this season.
Grasses should be:
Cut down to approx. 6-12" mound (depending on size). **Tip- Tie twine or wrap tape around the grass before you shear them. Doing this will ensure an even trim and gets rid of the cleanup!
Shrub Roses should be:
Cut down to approx. 12-20" (depending on size). Concentrate on thinning the roses out to 4-8 main, largest stems. Remove all the dead (black wood). Don't be afraid to get aggressive with your plant, it will respond tremendously if it is thinned out and cut back.
Call the office if you have questions.
Welcome back for another great season! Due to the increase in gas prices Aspen is going to have to implement a fuel surcharge to all lawn care services. You will see this on your next invoice. As soon as prices fall again we will remove this fee. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Aspen Lawn Care office at 913-829-6135.
Thank you for your understanding and continued service.