Below are some great tips from Pike Nurseries on what do in your garden this month and even some advise on what to feed the birds!
In the Garden
- Plant More Garden Color. Plant Hydrangeas and Crape Myrtles now. They are blooming, so it is easy to see what color you are planting! Continue planting Gladioli bulbs each week, through mid-June, for a succession of blooms.
- Fresh Herbs for Cooking. Plants herbs in a sunny spot close to your kitchen door. Basil, Oregano, Thyme and Rosemary are easy to grow and great for cooking.
- Keep the Veggies Going. In the vegetable garden pull spent plants, re-till the soil and plant your second crops. Water well as needed.
- More Color Please. Fertilize flower beds with Green Light Super Bloom to keep the blooms going.
- Keep it Clean by Pruning. Prune arborvitaes, junipers, yews and hemlocks and clean up spent foliage of spring bulbs once the foliage has completely died back. Cut back bearded iris and divide.
- Mulch, Mulch, Mulch. Mulch to keep weeds down and increase water retention in the garden.
- A Beautiful Garden with Less Water. During dry weather, be sure to keep the garden adequately watered. A weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation.
In the House
- Water While You’re Away. Add SoilMoist to pots. The granules absorb water and release it as needed.
- Feeding Time. Continue feeding your houseplants monthly.
For the Lawn
- Water in the AM. Water your lawn in the early morning. Turf will have time to dry off before night, preventing disease.
- Lay Sod. Now is the perfect time to sod your entire yard or replace deadpatches.
- Move it Up and Keep It Sharp. Raise the mower blade up a notch and sharpen the blade. Taller grass can withstand dry weather and a grass blade with a clean cut needs less water.
- Keep it Green. Continue to fertilize Bermuda lawns.
For the Birds
- Bath Time. Keep birdbaths clean and full, especially this time of year.
- Food Please. While the garden provides a good amount of food for the birds, supplement their meals by keeping feeders full.