May Gardening Tasks
- Plant annuals among your perennials for a constant bloom.
- Apply fertilizer to lawn. Don't over apply, as the leaching of nitrogen into
ground water can be a problem.
- Make sure your lawn mower's blade are sharp, dull blades will shred the grass
rather giving is a clean cut, resulting in disease prone turf. Also, sharp
blade will reduce fuel usage.
- Replace lawn in shady areas with groundcovers.
- Wait until last frost to plat tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers.
- Soak vegetable and annual seed in warm water overnight before planting to speed
- Deadhead spring bulbs but be sure to leave the green foliage until it turns
yellow, bulbs depend on the food these provide for next season.
- Remember to water regularly newly planted hedging plants.
- Vigorous climbers can be tied gently
onto their supports.
- Bedding plants can be hardened off prior to planting into open ground.
- Place stakes around peonies, they're quite top heavy, especially after rain and
difficult to stake at that point.