In May, the days are getting longer and hotter! The sun is more intense and it is important to keep your plants watered and mulched. This is also the last month to fertilize your landscape before the Brevard County fertilizer ban begins on June 1st.
Container gardens and plantings beds
Now that the heat is almost here, you may want to consider replacing your container garden and landscape annual plants with more heat-tolerant plants.
You can also move your containers to partial shade to prolong the life of your spring flowers.
Last chance for late spring fertilizing before the Fertilizer ban
Use all-natural & organic fertilizers such as our tone products by Espoma for larger plants with deeper green foliage, more blooms, and more vibrant color.
These all-purpose, organic-based plant foods won’t burn, even in these warmer months.
Dead-head your perennials
Cut the spent flowers off your perennials and toss the seed heads back into your flower beds. Many of these seeds will germinate, and these second-generation perennials are sturdier and well-acclimated to your garden.
Now is a great time to check that your irrigation is working properly. During the summer, you can run your irrigation twice a week, but make sure to turn it off if we get some early summer storms.
Clean the air in your home with house plants.
Add a few indoor plants to purify and decorate your home. Choose from our huge selection of indoor pots (located in our greenhouse) and some of the best air-purifying houseplants such as pothos, spathiphyllum, dracaena, snake plants, and chamadorea palms.
Annuals + Perennials to plant now
- bush daisies
- Dahlberg daisies
- dune sunflowers
- gazania daisies
Herbs + Vegetables to plant now
- black-eyed peas
- cherry tomatoes
- lavender, french
- lemon balm