May Garden Calendar & Mother’s Day Gifts

We are now open 7 days a week for the season! Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.
We’re fully stocked for Mother’s Day next weekend. Hanging Baskets will be in full bloom and ready for mom! We also carry a nice selection of local art, cards, pottery and other gifts for mom.

May Garden Calendar

Average last frost date: May 15

Early May
Clean and sharpen garden tools.
Change the oil in your lawnmower, sharpen the blade and replace the spark plug and air filter.
Lawn: apply fertilizer with high nitrogen content for a quick boost.
Check your irrigation system to ensure its reaching all areas of your lawn and gardens.
Pruning of many evergreen and conifers starts now.
Plant herbaceous perennials, raspberries, potted roses, container grown and balled and burlap trees and landscape shrubs.

Thin seedlings of early planted crops such as carrots, lettuce, spinach and beets.
Stake peonies and delphinium.
Spring bulbs: remove the faded flowers after they have bloomed but don’t cut the leaves until they have yellowed because they provide energy for next year’s blooms. At that time the leaves and stems should easily pull out of the ground. If you plan on moving bulbs in the fall, mark where they are planted with colorful golf tees.
Starting now, feed roses a balanced rose food every six weeks during the growing season.
Check containers and prepare them for planting. If there was disease in any of them last year, don’t reuse last year’s soil. We recommend cleaning all containers with a solution of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.
Depending on your location, start planting annuals. In many parts of Colorado , mid-May is the time it’s safe to begin planting tender annuals. But check the weather and your elevation! It’s not unusual to have a hard freeze in late May.
Begin planting gladiolus every two weeks through June for a continuous series of blooms.
If weather remains warm, transfer seedlings outside but harden them off in a sheltered location for a week before planting.

Late May
Transplant tomatoes setting the plants one inch deeper than in the pot.
Plant corn, bean, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, and early-maturing melon seeds now if the soil is warm.
Plant eggplant and pepper plants when the soil has reached at least 50 degrees.
Prune early spring-flowering trees and shrubs such as lilacs and forsythia after flowers fade.
Harvest asparagus stalks larger than 3/8 inch until about the end of June. Cut just at soil level.
Plant annual seeds outdoors the last week of May. Some suggested flowers are zinnias, salvia, sunflowers and nasturtiums.

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Nolo Bait

Grasshoppers are back… BUT, don’t worry, we have 1# and 5# Nolo Bait in stock. We can order 10# or 25# bags if you need a larger quantity.
We are already using Nolo Bait on our grounds.

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