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, Lady Bug Lawn & Garden, Medina Growin’ Green
Prevent Broad Leaf Weeds
Use: Hi Yield Weed Control with Dimension
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: Magic Sand
- 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
- ANNUALS and PERENNIALS
with Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules
ORGANIC: Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, or Hasta Gro
- AZALEAS, GARDENIAS and MAGNOLIAS
with Azalea Food or Miracle Gro ACR for Acid Loving Plants.
ORGANIC: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo, or Magic Sand
with Rose Food or Bayer Rose & Flower Care
ORGANIC: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo
- HIBISCUS & TROPICAL BLOOMERS
with Green Diamond Hibiscus Food
ORGANIC: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo
- TREES and SHRUBS
with Gill Lawn & Garden Fertilizer, Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food
ORGANIC: Milorganite, Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden
- All granular fertilizer should be watered in well.
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
Grub Worm Damage
Fungus, Powdery Mildew
TREAT WITH: Broad Spectrum Fungicide
ORGANIC: Neem Oil, or Serenade
TREAT WITH: Bayer Complete, Spectracide Trazicide, Season Long Grub Control
TREAT WITH: Spectracide Triazicide, Bayer Complete Insect Control liquid or granule, Cyonara
ORGANIC: Diatomaceous Earth, or Spinosad
- MEALY BUGS
TREAT WITH: Liquid Sevin, Spectracide Triazicide, Cyonara, or Bonide Systemic
ORGANIC: Neem Oil, or Insecticidal Soap
Read: Mealy Bugs are Here
- SPIDER MITES
TREAT WITH: Spectracide Triazicide, Bonide Systemic
ORGANIC: Neem Oil, Spinosad
- FLEAS and TICKS
TREAT WITH: Cyonara, Spectracide Triazicide
ORGANIC: Spinosad, Diatomaceous Earth
Read: Got Fleas?
- LACE BUGS on LANTANA
TREAT WITH: Cyonara
Read: Lacebugs on Lantana
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