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May is an excellent time for gardening in Annapolis, and knowing what to do during the month will prepare your lawn, flowerbeds, and vegetable garden for a successful summer. The following are May garden tips for you to consider.
Flowers for Planting
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Below are spring flowers perfect for planting in Maryland.
Get your lawn in top condition by aerating, fertilizing, reseeding, and weeding to keep your grass healthy and robust.
Before topsoil drying out, refresh mulch around trees, in flowerbeds, on pathways, and throughout the garden. Fresh mulch will help water conservation and weed control.
Pruning & Dividing
Some spring perennials will lose their blooms by May. Prune them gently, and divide the mature plants. Deadheading bulbs will clean up spring beds, leaving the foliage to nourish bulb growth next year.
Tending Compost Piles
May is an excellent time to spread compost in your garden and work it into the soil. May is perfect for spreading compost in your garden and working it into the ground. Moisture during spring is essential for ensuring compost stays active and healthy. You can lend a helping hand by aerating the pile and distributing water in the center of the bank.
Weeding is most effortless when damp soil and weeds are still small in May. The more you pull, the less you will have to deal with later when it’s harder to do in summer.
Welcoming Migrating Birds
Most migrating birds will return in May, and there are excellent reasons for welcoming them back. Their beauty and singing will make your garden heavenly. They are also great at controlling pests. Install a bird bath and bird feeder to make them feel welcome.
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