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May Lawn & Garden Tips

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May Lawn & Garden Tips

    1. May is a great month to plant annuals, perennials, shrubs, roses, trees, and ground covers.
    2. Fertilize new plantings with Fertilome Root Stimulator.
    3. Plant bedding annuals, such as begonia, impatiens, petunias, caladiums, zinnia, etc. Fertilize with Fertilome Blooming & Rooting or Fertilome Premium Bedding Plant Food.
    4. Plant our home grown tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumber, eggplant, okra, etc. Fertilize with Soil Mender Yum Yum Mix for the best crop.
    5. Prepare soil in flower and vegetable beds with Back to Earth Cotton Burr Compost.
    6. Fertilize all grass lawns with Fertilome Greenmaker to achieve a deep, green appearance.
    7. Seed cool-season grasses, such as fescue as soon as possible.
    8. The best time to plant Bermuda grass seed is mid-May thru mid-August.
    9. Spray established lawn weeds with Weed Free Zone until the tempurature reaches a consistant 85+ degrees.
    10. Nutsedge is a difficult lawn weed to kill but can be controlled with Image.
    11. Kill most common lawn pests, including ants, fleas, ticks, with our granular Hi-Yield Bug Blaster or Turf Ranger.
    12. To control bermuda grass in flower beds, spray Fertilome Over-the-Top + Spreader Sticker without harming your bedding plants.
    13. To control bermuda grass in a fescue lawn without hurting the fescue, spray Hi-Yield Triclopyr Ester + Spreader Sticker.
    14. After they bloom, prune spring-flowering shrubs, such as Forsythia, Lilacs, and Azalea. Also, fertilize them with Tree & Shrub Food.
    15. To feed & prevent insects in roses, apply Rose & Flower Food with Systemic Insecticide. 
    16. Apply Fertilome Tree & Shrub Drench to prevent elm leaf beetles, borers, & many more unwanted pests.
    17. Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement.
    18. Lacewings, aphids, spider mites, bagworms, cutworms, flea beetles, etc. can start popping up in the landscape and garden later this month. Keep a close eye on all plants and bring samples of insects or damage to Panhandle Greenhouses for diagnosis.

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Check the Soil Tempuratures Here

Determining the soil tempurature is the first step in knowing when it is time to plant items such as plants, grass seed, & more. 

Soil Tempurature

Learn how to prepare your soil & keep it healthy before spring planting arrives.

Soil Prep Tips

Raised Bed Gardens are the most ideal way to grow edibles in the West Texas Panhandle. Click the link to learn more.

Raised Bed Recommendations

Great for breaking down thatch in your yard & aerating all naturally.

Check out this handout to learn more about our Rainwater Harvesting System.

Rainwater Harvesting Handout

Here is some information on controlling weeds before they start.

What are Pre-Emergent Herbicides?

Here is a page on the more common insecticides we sell and when/how to use them.

Here is a list of plants that the deer normally won’t eat. However, keep in mind that during a very hot and dry year, deer will eat just about anything. This list is based on what they don’t eat under normal circumstances and on what we carry in the nursery.

Deer List

Here is a list of plants that we carry that are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Here is a list of plants that are considered appropriate for xeriscapes; meaning drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area that we carry.

Xeriscape (Drought Tolerant) List

Here is some information on some of the more popular weed killers we carry.

Weed Killers

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