Swenson Gardens


Yes dear peony gardening friends, its time to remove the mulch on your newly planted peonies! In a normal spring, we usually gauge the mulch removal time based on when the tulips are 8-10 inches tall. This year, we are foregoing that tip based on the amount of rain and warmer temperatures that many of us have had. Removing your mulch in its entirety is paramount to the success of your peonies. Make sure you have bare ground about 24 to 30 inches around your peony. This allows the ground to dry and warm up quicker. If you do not remove the mulch, this will inhibit the ground warming up and it retains the moisture in your soil that may then lead to the roots rotting out. Peonies are ready for spring so lets help them out now!

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