May Gardening Calendar

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Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of May.

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May Gardening Calendar

Approximate Dates & Gardening Activities:

May 1 - Fertilize lawns

May 4 - Clean the birdbath thoroughly.  Depending on how many birds enjoy your birdbath, you should be cleaning it 2-3 times per week.

May 8 - Mother's Day

May 11 - Plant summer flowers: Salvia, Zinnias, Sunflowers

May 14 - Watch for Aphids and other pests

May 15 - Fertilize indoor plants 

May 18 – For safety precautions and before it’s too warm, prune back branches of trees that hang over structures.

May 20 - Plant late summer edibles: pumpkins, winter squash, carrots, beets

May 21 - Fertilize veggies

May 22 - Dead Head Azaleas, Rhodies, Camellias, and fertilize them

May 25 - Check irrigation to insure it is working for summer heat

May 28 - Watch for powdery mildew due to warm days and cool nights

May 30 – Memorial Day


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