May Landscaping Tips and Information
- Apply deer and rabbit repellents to your planting areas
- Monitor flea and tick activity, if it is a warm spring.
Flower & Vegetable Gardens
- Clean up the garden.
- Add your compost, if not done.
- Weed beds before planting.
- Plant summer annuals, bedding plants and vegetables as they come available. Our seasonal temperatures and winters vary from year to year changing our planting schedules.
- Sow sunflower, marigold, cosmos and zinnia seeds.
Tree & Shrub Beds
- Continue your comprehensive tree and shrub care program, or start one. If not doing it yourself, please use a licensed professional.
- Fertilize woody plants, if not done.
- Deep root feed with a systemic insecticide.
- Prune spring flowering plants once they are finished blooming.
- Monitor for pests such as these diseases: Leafspot, leaf blight and applescab, rust.
- If not completed already, apply a fresh layer of mulch to beds. NO mulch volcanos, keep the mulch away from plant trunks and soft wood.
- Continue mowing at about 3” high as needed. “ Grasscycle”- leave the clippings for free fertilizer.
- Water using best practices such as timing watering to limit evaporation and lawns remaining wet overnight.
- Start or continue your traditional or organic lawn care program. Apply a natural organic or “slow release” fertilizer.
- Monitor for diseases such as Dollar Spot and Red Thread
- Prepare your irrigation system by testing, adjusting and repairing any leaks.
- Monitor moisture levels at the plants roots, not on the surface.
- Water new plantings and seed.
- Water responsibly using best practices.