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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 6

May 1 to May 31

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

Here's what's happening in your gardening region:

May is the month when we see the last of the frost and summer weather arrives. May is also when we can plant the tender summer vegetables and pretty summer annuals, so here are some suggestions for you this month:

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Keep a watch out for tent caterpillars. Their webbed, tent-like nests are often visible on tree branches just beginning to leaf out. The best way to handle them is to simply prune out the tents before they get too big by clipping off their supporting twigs. Poke difficult to reach tents with a long stick or tool to expose the young crawlers for birds to dispatch.