May Lawn & Garden Tips

May Lawn & Garden Tips

In the Garden

  • Keep the Color Going.

    There’s still time to plant annuals for spring and summer enjoyment. Plant hot weather loving annuals such as Zinnias, Marigolds, Celosia and Portulaca now and continue…
  • Tomato Time.

    Keep tomatoes on a regular watering and fertilizer schedule for a bountiful harvest through summer.
  • Go Crazy with Veggies.

    Now is the time to plant all summer vegetables including okra, pumpkin, sweet potato, eggplant, peppers, peanuts, watermelon, black-eyed peas, butter peas, butter beans and more.
  • Plant Now, Enjoy Year After Year.

    Now is the perfect time to plant long-blooming perennials like daylilies, coneflowers, and shasta daisies.
  • Go Tropical.

    Plant tropical vines at your mailboxes for bright flowers all summer. Try climbing mandevilla or bougainvillea.
  • Feeding Time.

    Fertilize roses and azaleas now to encourage a second bloom, and continue feeding them on schedule through the month of June.
  • Water-Wise, Weed-Free Gardening

    . Mulch all garden beds well to help regulate soil temperature, retain moisture, and keep weeds at bay.
  • Shield Yourself from the Sun

    . Make sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunscreen when playing in the dirt.


In the House

  • Move Outdoors.

    Houseplants can now reside outdoors for the summer. Place houseplant containers in an area that receives partial shade – not direct sun.
  • Feeding Time.

    Continue feeding your houseplants monthly and water as needed.


For the Lawn

  • Fertilize Centipede Lawns.

    One application per year is all that is required.
  • For Fescue and Warm Season Lawns

    use Infuse Granules to prevent or control diseases.
  • Sow Warm Season Grasses.

    After mid-month, sow warm season grasses such as Bermuda and centipede now.
  • Eliminate Weeds

    . Use weed killer on lawns only if temperature is above 70 degrees F.
  • Stop Fire Ants.

    Use Amdro on Fire Ant mounds then treat mounds with an insecticide 48 hours later.


For the Birds

  • Drive Hummingbirds and Butterflies Crazy with Miss Huff.

    Hummingbirds will go crazy for Miss Huff Lantana. Plant under feeders to give hummingbirds a special treat.
  • Fill Feeders.

    Fill feeders with a variety of different seed to attract a variety of birds.
  • Nest Kit.

    Create a nest kit for the birds by filling an empty suet feeder with nesting material such as yarn, hair and lint from the dryer.