The pyrethrum grows best in soil of a loamy texture; this should be well manured and deeply trenched up before planting, and should be mulched in the spring by a surface dressing of half-decayed manure.
Lawns can be raked off and mulched with short manure, or rich garden earth where manure cannot be obtained.
The small fruits should be mulched about the roots, if this has not yet been done.
Fruit trees and shrubs may be set out; but, if planting is deferred to the last of the month, the ground around the roots should be mulched to the thickness of 3 or 4 in.
With plants outside that require strawing up or to be mulched, this will have now to be finished.