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May in the Garden – Tips and Tricks

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May in the Garden – Tips and Tricks

May in the Garden
What to do now:
  • Lettuces love this weather–grow them now! Wait to put veggies like tomatoes and peppers in later in the month.
  • There are still many seeds you can start now–come see what just came in.
  • Start weeding now while the plants are small. Weed when the soil is wet–it’s a lot easier. This week should be great for weeding! (Use a hoe to make it even easier.)
  • In the perennial garden, put peony rings and other grow-though supports out now before foliage gets too big.
  • You can divide your late summer and fall blooming perennials now if you have to, before they are too tall.
  • Mulch your beds to keep moisture in and weeds out! Don’t mulch up the sides of trunks or stems though.
  • Use your compost! Top dress your shrubs, trees and gardens with any compost you’ve made, or try these:  Coast of Maine’s Lobster compost is great for your veggies, but also your roses. Penobscot Blend Compost and Peat is perfect for your perennial beds, blueberries and even containers.
  • When mowing your lawn, remember to only cut a third of the grass off at a time, and let the grass lay there. It helps feed the lawn.  If you don’t mow often enough and end up with big clumps, and you treat your lawn organically, rake them up and put into your compost pile.
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Mother, blogger, cyclist, travel enthusiast, accountant and writer, Charla Dury blogs about her experience in humanity. Whether fact, fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, Charla’s writing brings out the human experience in each of us. “We are all part of one big human family and can relate to each other on multiple levels,” Charla said. “It doesn’t have to be only skin deep.” One of the most profound reasons Charla blogs is to bring back a sense of community and connectedness that is often lost in the world of technology.

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