Apr 25, 2023
This week on the Down the Garden
Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
discuss the do’s and don’ts for your May garden.
Here are some of the questions
and topics covered in this episode:
can you do now?
- Can you
rake and feed?
off your seedlings before planting.
off your houseplants
to higher light levels or direct sun; most prefer only direct
- Tropical winter is 16°C; bring your plants out
only when the outside temperature is as warm, and bring them inside
your garden beds ready by feeding the soil with compost
a soil test to see what amendments are needed in your
- Fertilizing: If it's dormant, don't feed
to feed your trees and shrubs
- Granular vs. water soluble vs. tree
feeding your trees and evergreens on July 1st
during the show
Down the Garden Path: A
Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden
Down the Garden Path
Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape
Shaw and Matthew Dressing
discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and
As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been
designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over
a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing
owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape
design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the
Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting,
relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low
maintenance as possible.
In their new book, Down the Garden Path: A
Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and
Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their
combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving
gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. It's now
available on Amazon.
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