June Gardening Tips

  • Pinch back and dead head any annuals, Fuchsias, Geraniums, Cosmos, or any other plants that might be getting a little leggy.
  • Pinch your Chrysanthemums to encourage them to be bushier and have more blossoms.  Pinch them again, every 6 inches or so, as they grow.
  • This is an excellent month to pick out new perennials, and plant them in the garden.
  • Remove dead foliage from your spring flowering bulbs, but only after it has died back naturally.
  • As the weather dries out, your container grown plants may need daily watering especially if the pots are exposed to the drying sunlight.  To reduce plant watering, use Soil Moist granules which absorb and releases water in soil.
  • Protect your fruit and vegetables from the birds with Bird-X bird netting.
  • Control dandelions and other lawn weeds in the lawn with Bonide Weed Beater Ultra.
  • Warmer and drier weather means it will be necessary to water and mist your house plants more often.
  • Feed your house plants with Bonide Liquid Plant Food.
  • At exactly 12:00 Noon, on June 15th, set your sundial for 12:00 to get the most accurate time reading throughout the summer.
  • Keep the weeds pulled, before they have a chance to flower and go to seed again.  Otherwise, you will be fighting newly germinated weed seed for the next several years.
  • Change the water in your bird bath regularly.