Posted in: Lawn and Garden
- Fertilize rhododendrons and azaleas;
- Remove spent blossoms.
- Plant chrysanthemums for fall color.
- Plant dahlias in mid-May.
- Fertilize roses and control rose diseases such as mildew with a fungicide.
- Monitor strawberries for spittlebugs and aphids with approved pesticides.
- Control cabbage worms in cabbage and cauliflower.
- Tiny holes in foliage and shiny, black beetles on tomato, beets, radishes, and potato indicate flea beetle attack.
- Mid-May, transplant tomato and pepper seedlings.
- PLANT snap and lima beans, brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, slicing and pickling cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon.
- Spray cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots for brown rot blossom blight, if necessary.
- Place pheromone traps in apple trees to detect presence of codling moth.
- Lawn mowing: set blade at 0.75 to 1 inch for bentgrass lawns; 1.5 to 2.5 inches for bluegrasses, fine fescues and ryegrasses.