June is here, and so is the rain, which is promptly accompanied by weeds and garden chores. Follow these June Garden Tips to keep your yard in check!
Yes, it is that serious. Deadheading is merely the removal of spent blooms. Deadhead all spring flowers. Removing the dead blooms will promote new blooms and keep these flowers going strong! Cut deep into the plant and not at the end of the finished bloom. For annuals, such as petunias, you can simply pinch the bloom right off. While it isn’t necessary, it does make the plant look better and promotes new blooms more quickly!
Pests & Fungus
June is the time when you will begin to see pests and fungus appear. It is essential to be on the lookout for these infestations, or you may be on the losing end of the battle. Spray for Japanese Beetles as needed and watch for brown spot on tomato leaves. Spray fungicide, if needed. Watch and spray for bagworms, aphids, and mealybugs!
Water, Water, Water
While the beginning of June starts out with ample rain, by the end of the month, we are usually praying for rain. Remember to water your plants and sod, especially if they are newly installed! You can also add mulch, which works well at retaining moisture and will allow the water to be fully absorbed by the roots!
Be on the lookout for weeds popping up, especially with all the rain that we have received! Poison Ivy will also be popping up. You may simply pull the weed, use Round-Up, or use a vinegar mixture of vinegar, salt, and dish soap.
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