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Garden Checklist for May

✔ Add 3 to 4 inches of mulch, such as Black Forest or MasterNursery™ Go Rush, to flower and vegetable beds to keep the ground weedfree and to prevent loss of moisture.

✔ Feed hanging basket fuchsia, ivy geranium, lantana, etc. with MasterBloom™ once a month, or half strength every two weeks.

✔ Thin fruit on fruit trees, especially apples. Leave about 5 inches between fruit and get ready for apple pie.

✔ It’s a great time to plant tasty herbs for use in summer BBQ’s.Try mint and rosemary for lamb or basil for beef and pork.

✔ Feed roses and keep a sharp look out for blackspot, powdery mildew and rust which can develop on the leaves. If you aren’t sure of what is damaging your roses bring a sample into our California Certified Nursery Professionals for a diagnosis.

✔ There’s still time to plant summer blooming annuals. Try celosia, petunias, marigolds, dahlias, nicotiana, salvia or zinnias.

✔ Bait for slugs and snails. We recommend non-toxic Sluggo™ from Monterey Lawn and Garden Products.

✔ “Deadhead” spent blooms on annual flowers to promote continual flowering. Feed with MasterBloom™ fertilizer monthly to keep plants healthy and flower production high.

✔ Don’t forget to put on sunscreen when you go out to garden—and a hat to keep your head cool. We have a great selection of garden hats.

Garden Checklist for June

✔ Vegetable gardens need deep and infrequent watering to reach the roots several feet below the soil surface.

✔ Tuberous begonias can give bountiful flower displays in summer and should be fed throughout the hot months.

✔ Remember Dad with a growing gift from Orchard. Citrus trees, fragrant gardenias, and blooming roses are just a few suggestions.

✔ Yellowing foliage on camellias and azaleas is often due to a lack of iron. If an acid plant food like MasterNursery™ Azalea/ Camellia/Gardenia Food doesn’t green them up, try adding MasterNursery™ Iron-Plus.

✔ Frequent trimming of hedges promotes new growth and a full, dense look, while infrequent trimming causes a bare, woodylook.

✔ Keep petunias and fuchsias pinched back for a compact plant and more blooms this summer. Be sure to bait for slugs and snails. We recommend non-toxic Sluggo™.

✔ Keep an eye out for budworms, especially on petunias, nicotiana and geraniums. Spray with ready-to-use  Bt to control.



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