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In May our seedbeds will be full of seedlings, it is time to repot them in individual containers, and, in some cases, to put them already at home; It is also possible to sow in the open ground: Agerato, Amaranto, Aquilegia, Clarkia, Coleus, Convolvulus, Cosmea, Helichrysum, Cornflower, Gypsophila, Godezia, Iberis, Ipomea, Decorative flax, Lupine, Poppy, Petunia, Phlox, Sweet pea, Portulaca, Primula, Salpiglossis, ornamental Zucchetta. The time has also come to plant the summer flowering bulbs, let's get ready to plant: Acidantera, Agapantus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Begonia, Culla, Cyclamen, Convallaria, Dalia, Gladiolus, Gloxina, Incarvillea, Lilium, Liatris, Montbretia, Peonia, Ranuncolo, Trigidia.If the lawn is not very thick or has patches without grass, it is still possible to thicken it: we proceed by spreading specific soil for turf on the ground, already enriched with fertilizer and lightened with sand, rake it to spread it in an even layer, then spread the seed, being careful not to create piles of seeds; then water abundantly, every 2-3 days.If we have not already done so last month it is good to provide our plants with good fertilization, burying organic fertilizer at the feet of trees and shrubs, or granular slow release fertilizer. The perennial and annual herbaceous plants need periodic fertilization, every 7-10 days, mixed with the water of the waterings.Garden
The now good temperature allows us to take outside the plants we had in the house or in a cold greenhouse during the winter.
For those who own ornamental shrubs or hedges (eg laurel hedge, pyracantha, photinia), repeat or perform (for those who have not yet done so) a preventive pesticide treatment to be repeated after 15 days using mineral oil with the addition of specific insecticides available from agricultural consortia or garden centers. The treatment must be carried out respecting the safety rules and having the foresight not to use the product on windy days.
In all regions it is now possible to completely remove the protections placed at the beginning of winter.
We can sow on condition that the temperature remains above 10 degrees.
Works of the month of garden Maggio: Works in the month of May
Mow the lawn (about every 10 days) removing weeds before they ripen and produce seeds. Fill the green carpet preferably with slow release products.
Water the garden during the evening hours or early in the morning. Who owns an irrigation system can schedule watering of green plants and the lawn at night.
The vegetative awakening coincides with the period of maximum intensity of attacks by animal parasites (aphids, cochineal, ozziorinco, etc.) or fungal (eg. White disease, scab, etc.). At the first signs it is good not to delay and immediately proceed with the appropriate remedies.
On the balconies and in the planters you can plant geraniums, impatiens, petunias, lobelias, caleolaria and all the other annuals. Here's how to proceed: Flare the plant by overturning the pot. Prepare a hole slightly larger than the size of the sod and add universal soil. Place the plant in the hole so that the plant's collar stays out of the ground. Wet the soil thoroughly.