May Gardening Tips

May Gardening TipsNeed some garden inspiration? Odiorne Feed has May Gardening Tips for you, as well as great gardening supplies. Here are few ideas that will help you with you gardening this month.

Planting :

Plant summer blooming perennials and annuals. Choose heat-tolerant plants like purslane and bougainvillea for hanging baskets in full sun. Some shade loving plants include hosta, ferns and violets. You can use a moisture control potting soil to allow for less frequent watering. You should put plenty of mulch around all plants and flowers to help control the soil temperature and retain moisture.

For gardening enthusiasts who love flowers, you’ll find a variety of flower seed mixes at Odiorne including:

  • Butterfly Retreat Wildflower Mix
  • Bee Happy Wildflower Mix
  • Texas Bluebonnet Seed
  • Texas Indian Paintbrush
  • Native Texas Wildflower Mix
  • Hummers & Singers Wildflower Mix

Vegetable Gardens :

Odiorne Feed & Ranch can get you ready for vegetable garden planting with our large selection of bulk garden vegetable seeds.

For example, plant okra, cucumbers, pumpkins, basil, garlic chives, peppers and sunflowers from seed. Container veggie transplants from the nursery in larger pots are okay to plant during May.


Be vigilant about pulling weeds early, make sure areas are mulched properly to prevent future weeds from germinating and help to retain moisture.

We have the herbicide for just about any unwanted growth, including a new reduced risk herbicide called DuraCor™ Pasture Weed Control.


Pinch tips of coleus to prevent flowering and encourage bushier, fuller plants. Remove spent blooms on spring and summer annuals. As a result, this will promote new blooms.


Fertilize flower beds and vegetable gardens with slow release organic fertilizers, Odiorne offers several bag fertilizer options. Choose from a selection of 21-0-0, 13-13-13, 18-10-5, and Premium 21-7-14 Slow Release. In addition, we also carry organic fertilizers.

Water :

Deep root watering on trees, lawns and shrubs is best. For instance, it encourages roots to move down into the soil where they will be less susceptible to moisture changes.


Keep an eye out for pests as well as beneficial insects in your vegetable garden. Check your garden regularly. Moreover, we have a lot of pesticides options whether your problem is fire ants, scorpions or a field of army worms!


Keep your lawn healthy by watering, fertilizing with control-released nitrogen and mowing regularly to prevent pests. Need to get a lawn going in the first place? We offer Bermuda Grass, turf-type Fescue, and Buffalo Grass.

Birds :

Spring migration continues into mid-May. Clean birdbaths often and keep feeders full, and clean them after rainstorms to prevent soggy spoiled seed. Even non-birders can keep fresh water and food out at this time.

We carry Wild Bird Blend, Black Oil Sunflower seeds, Purina Premium Picnic, Nyjer Thistle Seed, White Millet, and a variety of others. In addition, our brands include Songbird Essentials from Gold Crest Distributing and Mr. Bird, a local Texas shop in New Braunfels.


In conclusion, whatever you need for a delightful Spring outdoors, Odiorne Feed has you covered! If you have any questions or want more May Gardening Tips, call or visit us! Thanks for shopping locally.


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