This month is the time to cut back ornamental grasses so new growth stands out and looks its best. In nature, the old growth on grass plants is browsed upon by animals, packed down by snowfall or disposed of by wildfire.
Flowers in the early spring after a long winter are a special treat.
Mugho pines are a popular evergreen shrub that is used in small areas. Most of their growth occurs in late April and early May in our climate.