Gradually move houseplants outside to protected areas. Place large houseplants potted in plastic into larger, heavier pots to keep them from falling over in the wind. Do not expose to afternoon sun. Monitor regularly for pests.
Use G&B Organics Worm-Gro as a natural insecticide. Make a little room on top of the roots to top dress with a thin layer of pre-moistened worm castings, then a layer of G&B Organics Blue Ribbon Potting Mix and water in. This benefits plants by increasing resistance to insects and disease and increases water retention for potted plants.
Prune and fertilize overwintered tender plants like hibiscus, gardenia & geranium; take outside once night temps are 40 degrees or warmer. Continue to feed houseplants remaining indoors monthly with an all purpose plant food according to the directions, adding SUPERthrive (1 drop per cup or ¼ tsp. per gallon of water) every time you water.
Begin to harden off warm-season transplants, moving them into a shaded area for 14 days and gradually increasing their exposure to direct sun. Bring them in at night if the temperatures fall below 40 degrees. Once properly hardened, they can be transplanted out in the garden, usually by mid-May.
To prevent the chance of disease, clean bird baths weekly with a weak bleach solution and rinse well. Use a WBU Bird Bath brush to make this task easier.
Use Pond Perfect Fountain Fix or other wildlife-friendly enzyme products from our Wild Birds Unlimited department in fountains and water features to help keep water clear and healthy.
Install a customized Wild Birds Unlimited bird feeding station where you can easily watch the birds it attracts. It can be installed in the ground or on a deck.
Are you seeing young bird families or nesting behavior? We can help identify birds in your yard if you have a question and help make your yard the place for them to be!
Hummingbirds and orioles are active. Put out oranges and BirdBerry jelly for orioles to initially attract them to your yard and keep fresh nectar in steady supply for both orioles and hummingbirds. These birds are one of the joys of the season in northern Nevada! WBU Hummingbird and Oriole Nectar and our SweetSeed nectars make it easy to provide fresh nectar daily for both hummingbirds and orioles. Even better, participate in Moana Wild Birds Unlimited Free Nectar program! For all of your feeders, be sure to change the sugar water every few days so it doesn’t spoil.
Need help with your indoor plants? Contact our Interior Plant Services team.They can help you design, install and maintain your indoor plants! Want a WOW plant presentation? Ask about installing a LIVING PLANT WALL! Examples of plant walls are available to see at both our Moana Lane and Pyramid Way locations.