26 May 2010

Summer Arrives!!!

June To Do List

  • Prune spring blooming shrubs, after they have bloomed, as necessary.
  • Weed regularly
  • Tender vegetables and annuals may be planted after June 1
  • Top up mulch on flower beds, around trees and shrubs.
  • Water gardens and lawns.  Lawns require 1 inch per week of rain/watering.
  • Allow leaves on expired tulips and daffodils to remain.  As they fade, they help provide nutrients to the bulb for next year's blooms.  Feed after blooming.
  • Train vines to follow trellises by tucking in shoots; tie branches of climbing roses to supports.
  • The first week of June, snap off candles (new growth on mugho pines) in half or more to control growth and shape.
  • Trim hedges, keeping top of hedge narrower than the bottom.
  • Stake tall perrenials and cage tomatoes and similar plants now before they get floppy.  Apply peony rings to peonies if you have not already done so.
  • Deadhead flowers as they become spent to promote new flowers.

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