SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS LATER THIS MONTH. HERE ARE SOME TIMELY GARDENING TASKS FOR JUNE
Gardening never comes to a complete standstill. But, gardening does slow down with the summer months and the heat upon us. So people may ask if it is too late to be doing any planting. The quick answer is no. You can plant year-round in this region. Granted, there are times better than others to be planting. But, if you still need to plant in June then by all means proceed. Plants will need a little bit more attention, especially with watering.
HERE ARE SOME GARDENING TASKS FOR JUNE
- Plants like boxwoods and azaleas now have tender new growth. Now is the time to take some softwood cuttings and try to root and start new plants. It’s fun. Try it.
- Remove old flower heads from bedding plants to prolong the period of bloom. Remember, these annual plants are trying to grow and bloom so be sure to give them some timely feeding.
- Stay on top of the water needs of your plants. You want to water newly planted trees and shrubs as well as your vegetable garden thoroughly once or twice a week. The best time to water is early morning to minimize moisture loss to evaporation.
- Did you have bagworms on your evergreens last fall? Bagworms spend the winter as eggs inside the bag. Each bag could contain hundreds of eggs. They are hatching out now. These young larvae will start crawling and feeding on your evergreen needles. I recommend the products by Bonide called Thuricide or Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew.
- June is the month to feed your warm season Bermuda grass lawn now that it is beginning to green.
- Clean and refill your hummingbird feeder every few days so a harmful fungus is avoided and keep the hummingbird from harm.
- The number one reason for herbs to die is due to overwatering. Herbs like to dry between waterings and they like well-draining soil.
PLANT A LITTLE HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!