10 Great Gardening Tips for May
For many parts of the county, May brings rain and sun. May is a month of spring weather bringing us a variety of sunshine and rain.
May is a month of preparing our gardens for the season.
Here are 10 ways to get started with this.
This is the best time to put that mulch down around our plants. This mulch will help keep our plants hydrated later on in the season. Mulch also helps ward away the weeds.
2. Get your compost pile started.
If this is something you think about doing every year but, don’t, this is the time to get your plan in action.
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3. Get your planting beds going.
This is the time to get your vegetables in the ground.
What will you plant?
4. Care for your perennials
Flowers that have bloomed may need to be divided. Give special treatments such as mulch azaleas, rhododendrons, and other ornamentals with acid mulch.
5. Plant vegetables
This is the time to get your tomatoes into the ground. As long as you are well past your last freeze.
This is the time to get those weeds before they get worse.
7.Plant your annuals.
Garden stores and departments are filled with annuals waiting for us to plant. The best days to check these stores out is just before the weekend begins when stores are stocking up.
8. Shrub care.
Cut back those dead branches and prune those spring flowers.
9.Get your stakes and fencing
It’s a good idea to get these now since they disappear when everyone seems to need them. Get what you need to keep your plants standing and supported. Also, to keep animals away.
10. Get your tools ready
This is a good time to check your garden tools. You can replace what needs to be replaced or add to your collection now as it is the best time to find what you need.
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