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May

Week 1:

  • Continue to perform weekly moisture meter checks of new plant materials, if spring has been dry.
  • Perform maintenance and repair on walkways, i.e. regrouting, water sealing, etc.
  • Last chance to install new plant materials before leaves emerge.
  • Last chance to apply pre-emergent crabgrass herbicides.
  • Start seeding new lawn areas when soil temperature is above 50 degrees; water daily.
  • Activate irrigation system and perform necessary maintenance.

Week 2:

  • Install or repair heaved edging.
  • Plant summer flowering bulbs after danger of frost.
  • Put out plant supports for emerging perennials.
  • Edge flower, vegetable and tree circle beds.
  • Apply systemic insecticides to plant materials with previous insect problems.
  • Amend flower and vegetable gardens per soil analysis.

Week 3:

  • Continue putting out plant supports for perennials
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs and vines after they have finished blooming.
  • Avoid spraying insecticides during flowering periods.
  • Weather permitting, start planting annuals.
  • Apply broadleaf weed killers before seed heads develop.
  • Operate irrigation system as needed, based on moisture meter readings.
  • Perform maintenance on exterior low voltage lighting.
  • If not already complete, remove soil mound around roses and add fertilizer.

Week 4:

  • Mow lawn as needed.
  • Check landscape plants for insects and disease.
  • Fill planters with soil, allowing for drainage.
  • Keep weeds under control by pulling or applying spot treatments.
  • Continue insect/disease spraying on apple and crab trees.
  • Keep turning and moistening the compost pile.
  • Fertilize the lawn, if not already done in April, or six weeks after last fertilization.
  • At first sign of insect damage, apply systemic insecticide spray to birch and cockspur hawthorn trees.

NOTES:

Fertilize peonies and place with support rings to prevent drooping.

Divide spring blooming perennials if crowded after blooming.