Keep on top of your properties’ needs with our Garden Calendar for May. We’ll be putting a lot of time working in the landscape around the house and now is a great time to add some early Spring color to the flower beds. The garden is calling and it says it’s time to get those vegetables in the ground.

GARDEN CALENDAR - Tips for your Lawn, Landscape and Garden
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The May Garden Calendar reminds us that Spring is definitely here. Last week we planted our first Window Boxes! And I’m in love with how they turned out!

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  • Apply broadleaf weed control
  • Get on a regular mowing schedule
  • Check for insects and diseases

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Landscape and Flower Beds

  • Start a monthly schedule of fertilizing flowering annuals
  • Transplant shrubs, trees, and summer & fall-blooming perennials
  • Water transplanted plants every 7 to 10 days till established
  • Plant patio containers
  • Water containers every 3 to 5 days and fertilize weekly
  • Stake tall plants before they become unruly
  • Plant perennial seeds
  • Apply 2-3 inches of mulch if you haven’t done it yet
  • Prune back Rhododendrons after blooming is complete
  • Trim hedges
  • Fertilize Rhododendrons and Azaleas and other early blooming shrubs after their
    first blooms
  • Pinch back annual flowers, especially zinnias and petunias
  • Check for insects and diseases


  • Plant beans and other warm-season vegetables
  • Disassemble the cold frame and store for next season
  • Stake tall plants that need support
  • Mulch in between rows to suppress weeds and save moisture
  • Transplant any annual, perennial or vegetable seedlings
  • Hoe out any weeds
  • Check for insects and diseases

GARDEN CALENDAR 2017 | Printable Yearly Garden Calendar with tasks for each month | Learn when and how to take care of your lawn + landscape

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