Here’s your Space Coast gardening calendar for May

Erin Browne

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Though we have already begun receiving warm weather, this month is still ideal for gardening. After all, when the weather is nice, who wants to stay inside? Here are some ideas of things to do in the yard this month.

Liquid seaweed. Pamper your lawn by spraying it with liquid seaweed (i.e., Maxicrop, Liquid kelp, etc.) to supply more than 60 trace elements and growth hormones. The easiest way to spray the lawn is with a hose-end sprayer. If you are growing edible plants, spray them using a hand pump-up sprayer every week.

Time to mow. Mow the lawn weekly now so no more than ⅓ of the leaf blade is removed at each mowing and the weeds are cut before they can produce seeds. For St. Augustinegrass and Bahiagrass, mow the grass so it is 3 to 4 inches (4 inches is best for maximum photosynthesis) tall after it has been mowed.

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