Spring 2019 Garden Guide


it’s time to Prepare your soil and and start planting!



  • Prep your soil for spring planting by adding organic material.


  • Feed bush or trailing berries like blueberries and raspberries with compost or fertilizer.

  • Add compost around perennial vegetables.

  • Spring mulch application


  • Spring and summer vegetables: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, chives, endive, leeks, lettuce, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rutabagas, spinach, and turnips

  • Amazing time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials



  • Fertilize rhododendrons, azaleas and roses.

  • Control slugs with Sluggo®.


  • Spring annual color: Geraniums, marigolds, impatiens, fuchsias, begonias, petunias

  • Warm season vegetables: snap and lima beans, brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, slicing and pickling cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon

  • Hanging annual baskets



  • Prune lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, and azaleas after blooming.

  • Fertilize vegetable garden 1 month after plants emerge.

  • Harvest: young lettuce, onion, and chard to thin out rows.

  • Add mulch to ornamental beds to conserve moisture.

    Encourage larger apples, pears and peaches by thinning crop after normal fruit drop.

    Control aphids on vegetables with Bonide® Neem Oil spray.


  • Dahlias and gladioli

About Watson’s

Watson’s Greenhouse & Nursery has been the South Puget Sound’s premier garden and home destination for over 30 years. Our mission is to build loyal, lasting relationships by serving with passion and expertise.

Stop by and explore our vast selection of plants, finely curated home decor and beautiful outdoor furniture.

Spring Hours

Monday - Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm