May in the Garden!

 

 

A beautiful time of year… but so much to do! Not sure what to be doing in your garden and yard right now? Here's a few hints.....

  •  Remove any old mulch.... Add to your compost pile
      cultivate your soil
  •  Apply soil amendments – compost, manure, peat, organic fertilizers, etc
  •  Apply slow-release, high phosphorus fertilizer to flower beds
  •  Deadhead your flowering bulbs that have gone by. Don't cut the greens! This is what makes the food for next years flowers.
  •  Divide and transplant garden plants
  •  Apply mulch after your plants have emerged- take care not to place on top of the crown of the plant.
  •  Apply lawn fertilizer and lime
  •  Apply pre-and post-emergent weed controls
  •  Apply lawn grub control
  •  Mow your lawn – once or twice a week, in the morning or the evening during the high-growth season. Use a sharp mower blade and cut to a height of about 3 to 3 1/2 inches
  • Don't mow for 24 hours after you fertilize
  • Plant summer flowering bulbs

 

 
  •  Plant a vegetable garden
  •  Water-in general your garden should be watered once a week with the a deep, thorough watering. Poke your finger into the dirt and see if the soil is wet at least 3 inches(about to your knuckle) below the surface. early morning is preferable to evening.

Take the time to enjoy your efforts!
Gardening questions?? Email me at christine@davespetcity.com
Or stop by and say hi!

Happy Gardening!!!!! Chris

 

 

 


   
     
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