May is a busy month when it comes to taking care of your lawn and garden, because now it is the right time to do some specific work.
What are the essential things we need to do in the garden, in May?
- Removing weeds
Weeds grow fast and are very resistant, so they need to be removed regularly, to prevent them from stealing nutrients from your landscaping vegetation and from the vegetables you plant.
- Applying treatments
Treatments should be applied to protect your plants from diseases and pests.
- Watering your garden
In May, some days can be quite hot already, so watering plants should be done early in the morning or late at night, to avoid a possible heat shock. Also, if temperatures are high, be sure to water the plants twice a day.
- Plant maintenance
In order to have healthy vegetables, the soil must not only be weeded out, but you must also apply different treatments, depending on what you grow and the type of soil you have in your garden.
- Planting crops
May is a great month for this operation, as you do not have to worry anymore about very low temperatures that may destroy them.
- Preparing traps for pests
When you have a garden, you must be vigilant against the pests. Take the necessary steps to keep them away, by using traps, special solutions as well as protection accessories.
- Thickening the lawn
If you already have the lawn planted, in May it is the right time to spread extra seeds to thicken it. On the other hand, if you do not have a lawn yet, now you can plant it.
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