"Spring - an experience in immortality."

- Henry D. Thoreau  

May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.

Fennel Hudson


"If it's drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you'll get it. You will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it. If you long for entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, plant a garden and this summer spend your time with green things growing."

- Edward A. Guest, Plant a Garden

Lawn and Garden Tips for May

  • • Apply lawn weedkiller to your lawn this month.

    • Feed your lawn with a high-nitrogen fertilizer to encourage healthy green growth.

    • Water the grass during hot weather - that’s particularly important for newly seeded or turfed lawns. Never allow new lawns to dry out.

    • Lower mower blades to their regular summer-cut height.

    • Continue sowing lawn seed and repairing bare patches in the early part of the month.

    • Postpone mowing newly sown grass until it reaches 3 inches in height and make sure the mower blades are on a high setting.

  • Divide hostas as they start to grow

  • Plant summer hanging baskets

  • Trim lavender

  • Tie in climbing and rambling roses

  • Feed and water container plants

  • Prune spring blooming shrubs as they finish blooming.


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Rolling Hills Garden Center

400 S. Ma​dison Blvd

[email protected]

336 599-0385

Village Gallery Flower and Gift Shoppe

400 S. Madison Blvd

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336 597-5300