may planting

May Gardening Tips

Lawn
If you haven’t already, now is a good time to fill in the low spots in your lawn, reseed, and fertilize. You can prepare for summer by ensuring that your irrigation system is running properly; fix any problems prior to warmer weather.

Pest Management
Monitor your plants every few days for potential pest issues so you can catch them before they become an issue. Common pest issues this time of year that you need to keep an eye out for include:

  • Slugs and Snails
  • Cabbage Moth Caterpillar
  • Leaf Miners
  • Pea Leaf Weevil
  • Aphids

Keep up on your weeds so you can avoid additional problems in the future. Its best practice to manage them before they flower.

Planting
Now that frosty days are behind us and warmer nights are upon us, you can get your warm season crops in the ground. If you’re in Zone 6, you can plant beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, corn, cucumber, squash and tomatoes. A handy planting calendar is available here.

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