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May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

Spring is finally here! Living in North Carolina means we get to experience a true spring. The days are warm, and the nights are cool – the perfect combination! Since it is warming up a bit, it is time to get outside and tackle your yard! Continue reading to learn our May gardening tips

Herbs & Vegetables

Now that we have passed the threat of freezes and frosts, it is safe to plant your herbs and vegetables! If you are creating a vegetable garden, be sure to amend the soil with a nutrient-rich compost or soil amendment. We recommend using Daddy Pete’s or Black Kow Compost Manure. Both brands will provide your soil with the nutrients that the vegetable and herbs need to yield a bountiful harvest!

Don’t Forget the Mulch!

Mulching your yard has multiple benefits. First, mulch adds the finishing touch to your landscape. After plants are installed, adding a top-dressing of the mulch of your choice is the final piece! Second, mulch provides a layer that soaks up water. This added layer of moisture can help your plants combat the high temperatures during the summer. 

Insect Control

With warmer weather comes insects! It is essential to inspect your vegetables, trees, and shrubs for insects, as they can be challenging to control once there is an infestation. If you notice insect activity, you can use a natural option. Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent option for vegetables. 

Deadhead

Deadheading your annuals and perennials during the growing season helps the plants produce more blooms. You can deadhead by merely pinching the spent flowers between your fingers or using small pruners. In addition to aiding the plant in creating more blooms, it also makes your plant look much healthier! 

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