June Gardening Tips

Summer is when you really appreciate your garden. Your job now is to keep your plants and flowers looking their best and enjoying what you’ve grown.

  1. Hot, dry summer weather is extremely critical for certain plants. Provide supplemental water for plants such as Hydrangeas, Coleus Caladium, Dahlia, Azalea, and Camellia
  2. Spider mite is especially troublesome during the hot summer months. Continue to check for all summer insects and diseases.
  3. Be on the lookout for powdery mildew on Crape Myrtle, Zinne, Photinia, and Euonymus, as well as many other plants.
  4. This is a great time to transplant grown Bearded Irises. They may be transplanted anytime from mid-June until later summer
  5. To keep hanging baskets and container plants looking attractive in summer heat: soak the baskets in a tub of water every few days in addition to the regular daily watering and fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry plants!
  6. To encourage new growth of aging annuals such as Petunias, Fertilize, water and then prune them once they become tall and leggy.
  7. Harvest vegetables often to ensure continual production
  8. Lawn maintenance tip for the summer heat: Mow your lawn high to avoid moisture loss. Also check you lawn mower blade. Dull blades can cause a brownish discoloration of the stems and leaves shortly after cutting.With the arrival of hot weather, you may want to raise the mower blade to the highest setting. Always mind water conservation rules.
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