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What Albuquerque Gardeners Should Do in May:  

  • Plant warm season vegetables like tomatoes, green chiles, eggplant and squash.
  • Plant annual flowering plants. Color, color!
  • Plant perennial flowering plants.
  • Plant window boxes and container planters.
  • Plant roses and fertilize existing ones.
  • Plant warm season natives.
  • Seed warm season grasses.
  • Sod cool season lawns.
  • Fertilize existing warm season grasses
  • Inspect and treat for insects and weeds.
  • Find out about IPM: Integrated Pest Management
  • Check for elm leaf beetles, spider mites and bagworms.
  • Properly adjusted irrigation systems will reduce water usage.
  • Adjust watering with temperature and wind.
  • Water new plantings daily; consult us about individual plant requirements.
  • Deadhead flower blossoms now and throughout the summer for fabulous reblooming!
  • Treat petunias, geraniums and tomatoes with BT for caterpillars.
  • Fox urine scares the beejebers out of rabbits so maybe they won’t eat all your new plants.
  • Remember your Mama!

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