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May Yard Care Tasks

It looks like spring has finally arrived! This weekend should be beautiful, which may inspire you to do some yard work.

To help you figure out what to do for your Colorado landscape during the month of May, I’ve made a new video. I discuss how to care for you lawn, your landscape plants and how to keep the weeds under control. If you implement these practices, you will have invested wisely to create a yard you can enjoy all summer.

One of the most important topics is to increase the number of days you water as the weather warms. It’s easy to get behind on watering since it’s been so cool and moist. However, most soils can only hold a few days worth of water. If you’re not proactive about watering, you may end up with drought-stressed plants before you know it. Make sure you watch your lawn and landscape plants closely and ramp up your watering days as needed.

May is also a fantastic time to plant. You can plant virtually any type of plant during the month of May, including annual flowers, perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, vegetables and herbs. It’s possible we could get another late spring frost, but I’d bet we’re past that for most Front Range Communities. Be sure to check out my article on the Nine Steps to Successful Planting to make sure you’re planting your purchases so they’ll thrive.

The next few weeks is also the ideal time to fertilize your lawn in the spring. To make sure you buy a fertilizer that will provide your lawn with the right nutrients, check out my article on Choosing the Right Lawn Fertilizer.

Many people have put off planting with the cold overnight low temperatures dipping into the 20’s. So, if tomorrow’s weather inspires some spring fever in you, be prepared to tolerate crowds at the nurseries and garden centers. As I’ve been shopping, I’ve seen plenty of plants available for sale, so there should be a fantastic selection this weekend.

Have a beautiful spring weekend!


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