Monday, June 4, 2007

June Garden Reminders


  • Mow tall fescue lawns to 2 ½ to 3 inch height. Research has shown that mowing to the proper height will help control weeds.
  • Do not fertilize tall fescue and bluegrass lawns again until September. Excess nitrogen can lead to brown patch disease in lawns.
  • Allow grass clippings to fall on the ground, they add nutrients to the soil.


  • Prune trees and shrubs that were damaged from the freeze now. Remove dead tissue and prune into healthy tissue. (waiting a little longer is fine with Japanese Maples or you can remove wood you are sure is dead)
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs after all blooms have faded.


  • Remember to sidedress your tomatoes with 10-10-10 after 4 to 6 weeks in the ground.
  • Remember to water tender vegetable plants through these dry months with a minimum of 1 inch of water per week.
  • Think about using potted annuals or perennials for an added touch of color and variety in the landscape.
  • Be sure to deadhead annuals to promote more flowers through the summer.
  • Use mosquito dunks in birdbaths or anywhere you have still water in the landscape.

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