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Landscape Tips for May

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After a long winter, your lawn and gardens may be looking a bit ragged and weary. But, spring is now among us and one of the best ways to get in the spring spirit is to get your yard looking great.

Since we’re having a beautiful May, you are probably ready to start spending some time outside. We bet you’re even looking for some landscape tips to help you get your landscape prepared for summer.

Don’t know where to start? Use these landscape tips and you will be on your way to a beautiful lawn and amazing flowerbeds.

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant new perennials
  • Plants annuals
  • Cut back any mums that returned from last year by half
  • Manage weeds while they are small and actively growing with light cultivation or herbicides. Once the weed has gone to bud, herbicides are less effective.
  • Trap moles and gophers as new mounds appear.
  • Check your Irrigation System- Whether you have an in-ground sprinkler system or a hose attachment, you should check to make sure all your sprinklers are working. For an in-ground system- make sure your pump and tank are operating correctly especially if they haven’t run in a few months. Check the sprinkler heads and test them to see if any need to be replaced.

P.S. Did you know… when bringing lilac blooms may be cut and brought into the home you should use scissor-type hand pruners cut off a portion of the woody stem below the flowers. Then, bring them inside and use a hammer to slightly smash the end of the stem to help it better take up water in a vase.

Landscape Tips for May

It’s May! A great month for planting. We had a wet spring and are ready for some sunshine! There is nothing better to get spring started than to add some splashes of color in your yard.  Hanging baskets are a great way to add color above ground level.

Reminders of key garden chores, include fertilizing, pest control, planting, and maintenance.

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant new perennials
  • Plants annuals
  • Cut back any mums that returned from last year by half

Landscape Tips for April

Last month we commented on the unpredictable weather. Ha! Guess we spoke too soon. March was very unpredictable and it looks like April is going to do the same thing to us! We don’t know when spring is going to arrive. But, we hope we’ve turned the corner on the weather & headed to a bit more warmth!

When we do get a glimpse of the sun make sure you get out and enjoy it. While you’re at it, here are a few landscape tips for April.

•  Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennials beds
•  Cut back any perennials not trimmed in the fall
•  Apply a soil acidifier around the base of holly and boxwood
•  Add mulch or bark to beds if needed
•  Complete lawn seeding projects
•  Watch for aphids near the perennials
•  Divide perennials (now or next month)
•  Plant annuals (now or next month depending on weather)

April Landscaping Tips

  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennial beds
  • Cut back any perennials not trimmed in the fall
  • Apply a soil acidifier around the base of holly and boxwood
  • Add mulch or bark to beds if needed
  • Complete lawn seeding projects
  • Watch for aphids near the perennials
  • Divide perennials (now or next month)
  • Plant annuals (now or next month depending on weather)