Spring Care For Coreopsis Tickseed Plant And Some Creeping Flax With Dead Growth

Question From: A. Martin - Baldwin, New York, United States
Q: I planted a lovely coreopsis tickseed plant last fall but do not know what spring care is needed. Also I have included photos of my creeping flax, and snow in summer. Do I cut off the browned part or will each rebloom new growth and I should just leave them alone?
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A: Carefully comb out the dead growth if you have time. New growth will cover it. The plant is doing fine. Cut back any dead stalks on the coreopsis. I sprinkle a bit of organic fertilizer on the surface of the soil to give it a boost. Espoma Plant Tone is a good choice. Use a light hand. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy