Gardening Tips for May

A Swath of Daffodils

We have some gardening tips for you to keep in mind for May as you putter around the yard:

Tips for Gardens:

  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs such as Forsythia and Lilac right after flowering to improve shape and control growth. Pruning too late will remove next year’s flowers.
  • Plant annuals for seasonal color after the threat of frost has passed.
  • Cut back spring bulb stalks but leave the foliage, if yellowing.  Daffodil leaves – you gather a handful and tie in a knot or wrap with elastics.

Tips for Lawns:

  • Apply the first application of fertilizer to your lawn.
  • Apply grub control, if needed.
  • Check to make sure the lawn mower blade is sharp. A dull blade will shred or tear grass blades, making them more prone to external stresses and pests.


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