May Garden Chores

Posted by on May 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm.
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    Finish April’s chores!  Isn’t that the way it always is?

  • Spray Roses and crepe myrtles with baking soda spray weekly to control black spot and fungus.
  • Mow weekly, tune up mower and sharpen blades.
  • Pot up extra seedlings to give away.
  • Give bad bugs a soapy bath.
  • Pull dandelions to feed to chickens and bearded dragon (and some for a salad?)
  • Repair ladder arbor – after the baby Mockingbirds leave the nest.
  • Put out beneficial nematodes to control fire ants, fleas, ticks and chiggers.  Dust around trees with dusting sulfur and diatomaceous earth for ticks.
  • Mulch all beds once seedling are established.
  • Spray everything once a month with compost tea.
  • Dig out last forsythia and give to a friend.  (It is just too big for the space it is in.)
  • Spot prune trees (lacebark elm, apricot, winged elm) for shape and structure.  This should have been done much sooner!
  • Put out composted horse manure on lawn and flowers and composted chicken manure on veggies.
  • Move yarrow to shade, L’il Business daylilly to sun and cut back asters.
  • Re-pot house plants and feed with compost tea.
  • Build new compost rings.
  • Clean and treat the pond weekly.
  • Weed, weed, weed!  (Especially the Carolina Snailseed, Cypress vine and that stuff that looks like ruellia on steroids!)
  • Feed and water the birds.
  • Check the weather for when NOT to water!

There!  That should keep me busy!


One Comment

  • Regina says:

    Another chore for May may be to drain the swamp! I can’t seem to find a time to get the mower out of the shed with all of the rain.

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