Garden Tasks for June
living is not enough....
One must have sunshine, freedom,
and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Anderson
Weed, water, and fertilize as-needed.
to fill gaps in beds or to replace plantings that have failed.
signs of pests and diseases.
spent flowers to promote new flowers.
flowers in early morning for longer-lasting blooms for indoor enjoyment.
Plant basil, sweet potatoes, and lima
beans when soil warms.
vegetables, and herbs as they mature; cut back foliage by 1/3 on herbs.
corn, vine crops, and other heavy feeders with fertilizer.
harvesting asparagus and rhubarb June 15th to let these plants
grow and recharge their roots.
Monitor plants daily for water needs and
water-soluble fertilizer such as "Miracle Gro" or foliar feed plants as
needed for healthy vigor—usually every 2 to 4 weeks.
straggly plants and deadhead spent blooms to maintain a neat appearance and
promote new blooms.
seasonal and failed plants as needed.
acid fertilizer , such as "Hollytone" to magnolias, rhododendrons, and
other acid-loving plants.
prune small trees to increase air circulation and control white powdery
mildew on leaves.
junipers, yews, and hemlock hedges.
and spruce trees in June or July; this will
thicken the tree, especially around the trunk, as the tree matures.
for insects and diseases. Apply insecticides and fungicides when necessary.
watering whenever weather is dry.
granular complete fertilizer such as ‘"Rosetone"
flowers from ever-bloomers to encourage re-bloom. Cut stems back to a leaf
with 5 leaflets.
Begin to prune, tie, train, and cage
plants as needed.
is warm, replace plastic mulch with organic mulch to prevent weeds and hold
deeply during dry spells to help prevent blossom-end rot.
for signs of pests and diseases.
a large fall crop, plant some late-started seedlings by end of the month.
water, and fertilize as needed.
after flowering to promote plant vigor and re-bloom. deadhead bulbs to
prevent seed formation.
brown, dry foliage of spring-flowering bulbs. leave green foliage.
Watch for signs of pests and
Perennial plants arranged by bloom time.
ajuga, arabis, basket-of-gold, bergenia, bleeding heart, columbine, coral
bells, euphorbia, foamflower, jacob’s ladder, lady’s mantle, leopard’s bane,
peony, poppy, primrose, plumonaria, thrift, violet.
acanthus, astilbe, baby’s breath, bee balm, bellflower, blanket flower,
catmint, coneflower, coreopsis, cranesbill, daylily, delphinium, dianthus,
goat’s beard, hosta, iris, lavender, loosestrife, lupine, monkshood,
penstemon, phlox, rudbeckia,veronica, yarrow.
aster, boltonia, chrysanthemum, cimicifuga, japanese anemone, goldenrod,
lobelia, toad lily.
a good mowing and watering schedule to keep grass healthy. Leave grass
clippings on the lawn.
post-emergent herbicides as-needed to control annual weeds. We suggest
"Greenview 2-Way Green Power" to feed and weed.
signs of fungus and insect damage. Apply proper controls at recommended
Adapted from Reader's Digest "1001 Hints and Tips
for your Garden," 1998.