City Social Magazine

MAY-JUN 2019

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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48 Story by Lindsey All, Harb's Oasis Photos provided by Harb's Oasis May Gardening Checklist - Apply granular fertilizer to crepe myrtles and other blooming trees and shrubs - Mulch all beds, trees and shrubs to conserve moisture as the heat makes annual entrance - Watch plants for signs of pests and diseases - Replace winter annuals with fresh warm weather annuals - Liquid fertilize beds weekly to encourage blooms - Dead head or cut back perennials - Weed and water as needed -Apply fertilome to lawns to enhance green -Fertilize water lilies with Lily Tabs June Gardening Checklist - Watch for signs of powdery mildew fungus on squash and cucumbers - Watch for pests like spider mites and stinkbugs in garden - Pick tomatoes when half green to limit insect and bird damage - If your eggplant or cucumbers are bitter, this is a sign of plant stress. - Make sure to keep them watered and fertilized - Prune and maintain shape of shrubs and hedges - Continue to replace winter or early blooming annuals with summer blooming flowers - Deadhead spent flowers for continued blooms - Continue liquid fertilizing beds weekly - Maintain good mowing and watering of your lawn - If weeds are sprouting, apply a post emergent herbicide Remember – If you don't have time to do these things yourself, think of calling a professional to help maintain your outdoor area so you can maintain the rest of your to-do's. Call Harb's Oasis at (225) 756-2720 to schedule your landscape, pond or fountain help today. Summer Gardening Tips April's showers bring May's flowers! Hopefully this is true for you. But if your green thumb has gotten a little rusty, check out these gardening tips to get your landscape and garden looking great this summer! R E A D U S O N L I N E A T W W W . C I T Y S O C I A L . C O M

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