What happens in May?  May Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. It’s a month to celebrate not only our mothers (we have literally hundreds of gifts for Moms) but we also celebrate all the beauty around us as nature awakens. We have items you need for each May celebration in our greenhouse, lawn and garden department, our gift & cards department and grill area.

May is time to begin our gardening adventure. But weeds can be problematic for any home, especially since there are thousands of weed species in existence and about 25-30 of them can be found even in well-maintained turf. This month Longenecker’s has items to help you feed your lawn and garden with nutrients they need, as well as products to get rid of weeds.

As you survey your lawn and garden, look for dandelions, milkweed, chickweed, crabgrass and others. Not all weeds are unattractive, but many can become an invasive and unwanted presence on your property. Unfortunately weeds spread easily; they can be transported by humans, animals, insects and even water. If left unchecked, weeds can deprive your grass and your flowers and plants in your garden of needed water, light and soil nutrients.

Scotts Weed & Feed

Luckily, there are measures you can take to reduce, eliminate and, most importantly, prevent the annoying weeds that threaten the health of your lawn and garden. Use Scotts Weed & Feed on your lawn. It’s on sale during May and it is guaranteed to clear clover and dandelions out of your lawn.

Round Up

For your garden edges, around your sidewalk and driveway, or wherever weeds and unwanted grass are sprouting, apply Round Up. It’s a feature sale every Spring and this month you can buy it in concentrated form at Longenecker’s Hardware and get a $4 rebate.

Miracle Grow Plant Food

To help the plants and container gardens grow lush and bloom better, use Miracle Grow plant food. Your plants want to show off. Give indoor and outdoor container plants the right ingredients to grow bigger and more beautiful with Miracle-Gro® PottingMix. Both the plant food and potting mix are on special this month.

Kingsford Charcoal

After a day of gardening, enjoy a meal cooked outside on your grill using Kingsford Charcoal. You can buy a two-pack of Kingsford during May and save $7.00. That’s a good bargain and you’ll need an extra bag for the Memorial Day holiday coming up. Since 1920, Kingsford® Original Charcoal has been the gold standard of grilling. Made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients, including North American wood, Kingsford Original gives BBQ lovers the smoky wood-fired flavor they crave.