What to in May and June

David W. Marshall

This is a wonderful time of year for adding plants to your garden. To ensure success, the first step is selecting the right plants for the site.

That is where knowledgeable Extension agents, landscape consultants, and garden center personnel can be a tremendous help. But let us talk a little about the following steps that you will need to take once you get the plants home.

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If you select the right plants for the site, you probably will not need any soil amendments. But, you do need to plant properly. This means using a shovel, not post-hole diggers, to dig a hole two to three times as wide as the pot diameter.