Tips for May

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Tips for May

  • Keep mowing regularly.

Good mowing practices are an important factor contributing to a well-groomed appearance and the longevity of any turf grass area.

  • Water dry spots, annuals and newly planted areas.

Plants do best with a good soaking and then let the soil dry to a moist state.

  • Mulch all bare soil.

Mulching reduces soil water loss, suppresses weeds and protects against temperature extremes.

  • Watch for insects and disease.

Treatments for insect and disease should be applied only after pests are seen. Always choose environmentally safe alternatives to chemicals.

  • Plant warm season annuals.

Some include: begonias, caladiums, impatiens, lantana, pentas and coleus.

  • Don’t forget to feed the birds!