May in the Garden

Spring is here and with warmer weather almost upon us, we’re all starting to head out into our yards to get ready for another great gardening season. Tonight, it’s our May in the Garden episode and we’re going to talk about all the do’s and don’ts in your May garden.

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • Spring lawn care.

  • Hardening off your seedlings and houseplants before leaving them outside.

  • Get your garden beds ready by feeding the soil with compost.

  • Fertilizing: If it's dormant, don't feed it.

  • Begin to feed your trees and shrubs.

Resources mentioned during the show:

Season 9, episode 14 - April 24th, 2023

Down the Garden Path Podcast

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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