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June Planting Tips

1st Week of June

  • Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Lawns
    • Make sure annuals have adequate water to help there establishment.
    • Tomato cages should be put in place. 
    • Monitor for insect and disease problems.
    • Try to keep your prize-winning hybrid tea roses from blooming.  Cut buds as they appear back to 5 leaves and wait for the spectacular show in July and August.

2nd Week of June

  • Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Lawns
    • Continue to pinch or cut blooms back to the first set of leaves.
    • Sod installation is OK up to this point.
    • Reapply preemergent weed control to mulched areas where weeds are excessive, DO NOT apply to annual beds.

3rd Week of June

  • Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Lawns
    • Watch for annual damage and use repellants where necessary.
    • Continue to water any seed planted in May until it is well established.
    • Finish up your annual weed control as herbicides become less effective as temperatures rise and annual weed growth slows.
    • Make sure all stakes are in place and all vines are being trained or tied to their arbors. 

4th Week of June

  • Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Lawns
    • Keep root fertilizing every 2 weeks to further encourage establishment.
    • Fertilizing should be finished for the summer except for irrigated lawns.
    • Keep mums and asters at 6 inches tall.
    • During the last week of June, trim Autumn Joy Sedum back to 6-8 inches.  This encourages thicker heavier stems that will not fall over with the weight of the flower later in the season. 
    • Any spring blooming shrubs should be done flowering and subsequently have their pruning done.  Examples:  Lilacs, Bridal Wreath Astilbe, and Forsythia. 
    • Water any transplants as they will begin to feel and show drought and heat stress. 

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