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THINGS TO DO IN MAY
 

Control insects and diseases. Apply Green Earth Dormant Spray to kill overwintering insects and diseases. The secret?  Apply when night temperatures are above freezing and before the blossom or leaf buds have broken on your deciduous trees, shrubs and roses.
Plant your dahlia tubers in one-gallon pots and place in a sunny place indoors until end of May, planting time.
 
Sow fast growing seeds like zinnias, marigolds, cucumbers, squash etc. or wait until the ground has warmed sufficiently to sow directly outdoors.
 
Apply CIL Iron Plus 4 in 1 Lawn Recovery to thicken an established lawn or grow a new one.
 
For an established lawn, apply CIL Iron Plus to thicken and feed your lawn after a long, cold winter.
 
Use quality potting mix when potting up window boxes, hanging baskets and the like. We use Pro mix and our own Mark's Choice Container mix.

Dandelions are unwanted by some gardeners. We are not in this club as they are pollinators, we hug them.
However, if you wish kill dandelions we recommend that you do it in a responsible way.  Wilson Weed Out Ultra is a biological herbicide.  The active ingredients originate with the broad bean, which has naturally herbicidal properties.  Weed Out kills the root and all. 

 

MARK'S CHOICE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Pruning Gloves
 
Not just any pruning gloves, these Mark's Choice garden gloves are tough yet flexible.

You will be able to pick up small branches while avoiding the pain of rose thorns or the "burn" of juniper foliage. The long sleeves provide extensive protection.
We use these when we work with thorny and prickly plants. Sometimes, we forget to take them off, that is how comfortable they are.

Exclusive to Home Hardware.

         
 About Mark and Ben:

Mark Cullen is an expert gardener, author & broadcaster and holds the Order of Canada. His son Ben is a fourth-generation urban gardener and graduate of Guelph and Dalhousie University. You can sign up for their free monthly newsletter and find his weekly podcast & blog at www.markcullen.com.

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