The worst of the April showers are probably behind us now, and we can hope for many sunny days ahead. Maybe it's been too rainy or cold for you to do much in your garden or yard up to this point, but now you're ready to spring into action.
...But maybe you're wondering where exactly you should start...
Your garden needs some annuals. Your yard needs some landscaping. Your grass needs some organic fertilizer. Your vegetable patch needs some vegetables.
Well, here are a few guides and checklists to get you started in the garden department:
Here's a May garden checklist from the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Here's another one from the Daily Chronicle.
And here's an all-around guide of when to plant what... appropriately titled "Is it Time Yet?"
In these guides you'll find tips like these:
1) Wait until after May 15--the Chicago area's average last frost date--to plant warm-season flowering annuals, herbs and vegetables.
2) If you want to play it safe, you may want to wait until Memorial Day to set out "cold-sensitive" vegetables (like tomatoes, squash, peppers, and eggplant) and and annuals (like impatiens and begonias).
3) After you've planted your annuals, wait two weeks before you fertilize them.
You'll also find general helpful tips on a variety of outdoor-related issues, like what you should do with your roses, and what you should do for your lawn.
If you need any assistance with your garden or yard--mowing, landscaping, spring cleanup, planting, or anything else, give us a call. We'd be happy to give you a free estimate.