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!