• gbennett6

May


In May, enjoy the fruit of your autumn labor.

Allow spring blooming bulb's foliage to die back and turn yellow before you remove it, this will ensure large healthy bulbs for next year.

Pansies, violas, snapdragons, dianthus and dusty miller can all be planted early while it is still cool, wait until the last chance of frost has passed, around Mid-May before planting your tender annuals. If there is a threat of freezing temperatures at night, be ready to cover the annuals to protect them.

The soil maybe warm enough by the middle to the end of May to plant seeds. Be sure that the soil is not too wet, if you grab a clump in your hand, and it stays in a ball, it is too wet. The earth should crumble in your hands.

If you haven't fertilized your trees or shrubs yet, do so now. Acid loving plants like Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Hollies, Camellias, Evergreens and Dogwoods will benefit from an application of Holly-Tone. Tree-tone is an all natural plant food for Shade, Fruit & Ornamental trees.

If needed, trim back spring blooming shrubs right after they are done blooming, this ensures you will not cut off the buds for next year.


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