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This Month In the Garden

By Backyard Gardener

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June Garden Tips:

  • Replace mulch and aerate soil in permanent potted gardens.
  • Remove spent flowers from spring annuals to stretch the blooming season.
  • Plant fall-blooming perennials now.
  • Prune once-blooming roses after they’ve flowered this month.
  • Trim back vines (spring-blooming clematis and wisteria) after they bloom.
  • Begin feeding vegetable plants as they start to flower.
  • Continue to spray peach and apple trees to control fungal diseases.
  • Plant balled-and-burlapped and container shrubs and trees.
  • Lightly prune tips of blackberries and pinch flowers off young grapevines to form and train growth of new canes.
  • Set out seedlings of warm-weather vegetables and annuals.
  • Sow seeds of heat-loving vegetables (squash, pumpkins, melons) directly into the ground.
  • Continue to fertilize roses and treat with fungicide as needed.
  • Pinch off flower buds to promote leafier basil plants.
  • Fertilize vegetable plants as they begin to bloom.
  • Take cuttings from your favorite shrubs when the branch wood hardens slightly.
  • Set out seedlings of late-summer flowering annuals.
  • Add a layer of mulch (2-3 inches) around newly planted trees and shrubs.
  • Cut back and thin out diseased or spindly branches of spring-flowering shrubs.
  • Fill flower garden gaps with larger sizes of summer-blooming annuals.

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