Fertilize this month, before the summer heat.
Apply a fast release (Gill Lawn & Garden 13-1-3) or slow release fertilizer (Green Diamond 21-7-14) to your lawn and water in well, approximately 30 minutes per area.
Organic: Milorganite, Medina Growin’ Green
Prevent broad leaf weeds.
Use: Hi Yield Weed Control with Dimension or Fertilome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery
Plant new grass.
Lay new sod or Bermuda seed anytime this month – plan to make time for watering!
Follow city watering guidelines.
Continue watering established lawns if we don’t have rain.
Fix yellow spots.
Apply Ironite or Hi-Yield Iron Plus to yellow spots in lawn.
Organic: Green Sand or Nature’s Blend
Zinnias, periwinkles, moss rose, purslane, lantana, blue daze, false heather, salvia, ice plant, gomphrena, ruellia, coreopsis, pentas
Caladiums, coleus, begonias, ageratum, shrimp plant, torenia, agapanthus, snowbush.
Morning glory, moonflower, zinnias, sunflowers, gomphrena.
All container grown hardy and tropical trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcover, and citrus trees.
Tomato & Pepper Plants
Fertilize regularly with High Yield 21-0-0 (ammonium sulfate) or Miracle Gro for Tomatoes. Organic: Rose Glo or Hasta Gro, Plant Tone, or Medina Growin' Green.
Annuals & Perennials
Use Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules. Organic: Medina Growin' Green, Rose Glo or Plant Tone, or Hasta Gro.
Azaleas, Magnolias, GardeniasUse Azalea Food or Miracle Gro ACR for Acid Loving Plants. Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo, Green Sand, or Espoma Azalea Food.
RosesUse Bayer Rose & Flower Care. Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo.
Hibiscus & Tropical BloomersUse Hibiscus Food. Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo.
Trees & Shrubs
Use Gill Lawn & Garden Fertilizer, Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food. Organic: Milorganite, Medina Growin' Green.
All early spring bloomers if not already done, such as azaleas, indian hawthorn and carolina jessamine.
Trim hedges as needed to maintain good form.
Poinsettias to approximately 12” tall.
Watch Out For
Mealy Bug Damage
Fungus, Powdery Mildew
Use Broad Spectrum Fungicide.
Organic: Neem Oil, or Serenade.
Use Bayer Complete, Spectracide Trazicide, Season Long Grub Control.
Use Cyonara, Spectracide Triazicide, Bonide Systemic
Organic: Neem Oil, Spinosad
Lace Bugs on Lantana
Read: Lacebugs on Lantana
Use Spectracide Triazicide, Bayer Complete Insect Control liquid or granule, Cyonara
Organic: Diatomaceous Earth, or Spinosad
Use Spectracide Triazicide, Cyonara, or Bonide Systemic
Organic: Neem Oil, or Insecticidal Soap
Read: Mealy Bugs are Here
Fleas & Ticks
Use Cyonara, Spectracide Triazicide.
Organic: Spinosad, Diatomaceous Earth
Read: Got Fleas?
When watering during periods of windy dry conditions, it’s important to water slow and deep. Be sure to watch the spray of your sprinkler and adjust accordingly with the wind
Water all plants well after planting and regularly through the first year. Plants will begin to use more water as they grow and bloom. Outdoor potted plants dry out quickly as do hanging baskets and small annuals.
Apply mulch around trees, flowerbeds and vegetable gardens to reduce weeds and help retain moisture. We like cypress, hardwood and pinestraw mulch. These reduce weeds well and will not float away.
Pine Straw Mulch