All the wind on this past Saturday did a pretty good job of knocking the leaves off the trees. Soon we will be hearing the sound of leaf blowers doing their job of piling up all of those leaves. Blisters on our hands are sure to follow because there are always a few leaves that need to be raked up.
Once the planting is all done; the work can really begin in the garden. Plants need to be watered and fertilized. Old flower blossoms may need to be pruned back. Plants need to be checked for signs of insect or disease infestations. In this week’s column, I’m going to give you a “to do “ list of things you need to be doing now.
Many of you did a lot of planting this past weekend. But there is still plenty of time to plant annuals, vegetable plants and seeds, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Remember to keep up with watering those new transplants. They need water to help the plants get the root system established.
Memorial Day weekend is this weekend. Traditionally, this is the weekend to plant your vegetable garden and to plant your annual flowers in your flower beds, window boxes and other containers. The forecast sounds like we have made it past the lousy weather. Let’s get planting. Here are a few things for you to think about before you begin.
We are now in the middle of May, and the weather is still bouncing up and down. Unfortunately, this appears to be what we can call the typical month of May. Many of you are beginning to put plants in the ground or in various types of containers. When you set your plants out, it is beneficial to put the plants in when it is a cloudy day.
Two weeks ago, many people were talking about an early spring this year. You may want to unfriend those people on social media! Another Wednesday snowstorm for this week and possibly another snowstorm for Monday. When it comes to spring weather, I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas.
The weather has been varied this past month. We have had some cold days; some warm days and some snowy and or rainy days. I have noticed that there has been a steady flock of birds at the feeder. I have also noticed that there have been signs that deer have been in the yard.