This information will help you as you and your group work on your triangle. After using the timeline be sure to let us know if it has been helpful and if we need to make any changes.
Late March and April
1. Clean out triangle of winter debris.
2. Edge Triangle to give it a definition and separate from the grass.
3. Weed where appropriate.
4. Notice bulb placement – make note if more are needed in fall. The Club will pay for bulbs if you need more.
5. If you need Bobbex for your triangle, contact the Triangle Committee.
6. Let triangle coordinators know if you need help. Your coordinators name is listed in the LGC Yearbook.
April to May
1. E-mail will go out to triangle leaders to determine if mulch is needed.
2. Mulch will be delivered by the Town.
3. Notify other triangle mates to spread mulch
Hint: Mulch spreads easier when dry, so watch for your delivery.
4. Please let MAL know if mulch amount was sufficient or if more is needed.
5. This is a good time to look at bare spots for both perennial or annual fill-ins. It is also a good time to eliminate or transplant plants. You might want to divide some perennials, or make note of ones to be divided in fall.
Let triangle coordinators know if you need help & that your triangle is mulched.
7. Take spring photos, if you wish, so you can document your triangle.
May to June
Each triangle is allocated $50 to $100 a year depending on the size of the triangle
1. Make sure that you choose annuals appropriate for sun or shade. Remember that our frost date is late May. We highly encourage use of perennials. (http://www.usagardener.com/breaking_ground/frost_dates_usa.php)
2. Try to supplement with deer proof annuals
Hint: In your journal keep notation regarding hours of sunshine/shade of your triangle – this might be helpful for future planting.
3. Braid daffodils if you like, but this is not necessary.
4. Deer repellent (Bobbex) has been used in past with success, but we encourage deer resistant plantings.
5. Submit receipts for purchases to LGC treasurer with reimbursement form found in LGC yearbook or by clicking the button above.
6. We are a Non-for-profit, so be sure to get tax exempt number from the treasurer. Also, purchasing from our friendly, local nurseries will get you a discount as well (see yearbook for list of discounts).
7. Major revamps need to be discussed with Triangle Committee. The treasurer will allocate extra funds, within reason, for these projects.
8. Let triangle coordinators know if you need help and that your triangle is planted.
9. Time to take a photo – take some close-ups to help you remember plantings.
June to July
1. Weed and water
Hint: It’s easier to weed after a rain.
2. Water new plantings frequently if no soaking rain has occurred in a one week time period and it has been dry.
Hints for watering: Clean 5-10 Gal water use only, gasoline containers have worked well. If you use Gasoline containers bring watering can to fill from large container. Sometimes a triangle neighbor will let you use their water.
3. Look at bare spots or note perennials that need to be divided in the fall.
4. Dead head flowers, if you have Iris in your triangle fan them (cutting leaves in a fan shape to prevent flopping).
5. Let triangle coordinators know if you need help
6. Time to take a photo, remember some close-ups.
Your triangle should take you no more than one hour a month to maintain. Please call triangle coordinators if you need assistance.
August to September
1. If you have leftover money from your budget, and want to, add seasonal plants for fall interest
2. Let triangle coordinators know if you need help
3. Take photo
1. Order/plant bulbs for next year if needed.
2. Cut back plants if you want, or leave for winter interest.
3. Take photo
November to February
2. Look at flower catalogs
4. Take photo for winter interest
6. Get ready
8. Start all over again