Let the planting begin in our Oklahoma gardens! You have to admit, we live in a great state were such a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers will flourish. Though I do not need one more thing to plant is seems that I always find room for just one more item in my red dirt Oklahoma garden.
All hot weather herbs.
Ground covers such as Asian jasmine, English ivy, purple winter creeper.
Vegetables that do well in hot weather such as peas, okra, squash, melons.
Perennials like gladiolas cannas, asters, & mums.
Warm weather annuals including, begonias, zinnia, periwinkles, caladiums, elephant ears, verbena.
Lawns for warm weather can be put in from sod, seed, plugs and even by hydro mulching.
Container trees and shrubs…remember to harden them off before planting. Remove all burlap & any twine or cord. Plant with the root flare exposed above ground. (Do not kill your Oklahoma tree by over mulching)
All annual flowers and potted plants. Any new plantings can have their roots drenched with a root stimulator to help set buds for flowers.
Warm season lawns can be fertilized again in May. (Oklahoma bermuda lawn fertilization schedule)
If you use chemicals a second application of pre-emergent grass herbicide can be applied at the end of the month, depending on the timing of the first application.
Great time to shear branches (not to cut limbs) on scale leaved evergreens.
As flowers fade on spring flowering plants they can be pruned.
As needed, if windy you may need to water more than normal.
All new plantings.
Do not forget to feed and water the birds!
“The Original” Red Dirt Gardener