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14 Essential May Gardening Chores

Not sure what you need to accomplish in May to keep your gardening endeavors productive and fruitful? Well, continue reading and see which ones apply to you. There will be some that may or may not apply to you, depending on where you live and the climate there. For information on which hardiness zone you live in, consult the USDA hardiness zone map here [1]. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into ten-degree (Fahrenheit) zones, and is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The USDA has recently updated this map to reflect the changes in the temperatures across some of the regions of the United States, so it would be a good idea to check things out to see if you’re still in the same hardiness zone as you have been in the recent past.

Take the guesswork out of gardening with these weekly to-do lists! [2]

With that in mind, let’s get started with May gardening chores!

Chores that can be done no matter which zone you live in: