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May Gardening Tips
- Edge and clean perennial and shrub beds applying Preen as directed to prevent weeds.
- Start new garden beds, expand and improve old ones.
- Prepare your soil for a vegetable garden by adding compost and or Sweet Peet.
- Plant hardy perennials, remembering: “Right plant for the right place”.
- Plant strawberry plants.
- Start planting summer flowering bulbs such as gladiolas and cannas in early May and dahlias in late May.
- Begin planting annuals and vegetables keeping in mind that our last frost date around here is May 15th. Remember to harden off any early-started seedlings first.
- Remove spent blossoms from spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips.
- Begin to harden off any houseplants you plan to move outdoors for the summer.
- Set the plants in a sheltered, shady spot outdoors.
- Bring the plants back inside at night, and bring them in at any time of day if the weather turns cold, windy or rainy.
- Expose the plants gradually to more sun. After two or three days, you can safely keep them in the sun for half a day, then return them to the shade.
- By the end of the week they’ll be tough enough to soak up the rays all day.
- Harvest rhubarb by pulling off leaf stalks rather than cutting.
- Apply a Weed & Feed fertilizer to your lawn to control broadleaf weeds. This is step-2 of the 4-step program. This should be applied in the last week of May or early June.
- De-thatch lawns in spring and spot treat any damaged areas from winter kill.
- Aerate your lawn in the spring after active growth begins.
- Prune early flowering shrubs, such as forsythia, once they are finished flowering if needed.