Everybody wants to get the garden planted, get annual color going, but wait… We all want to rush the season, but the ground is still too cool for most annuals and vegetables to get established and start growing. Mother’s Day is usually the time we start planting, but the north side may still be too cool for some plants (Impatiens, Begonias), so wait till the later part of May to plant these shade lovers.
Fertilize your roses using an all purpose Rose Food (Bill’s Rose Food). Use 1/2 cup of fertilizer around each plant and lightly work into the soil.
Fertilize your lawn (if you didn’t put down a pre-emergent in April). Use a slow release lawn fertilizer that’s for this area (Jirdon’s Greenmaster)