June Gardening Tips

Is was a mild spring with more rain than normal.  What does that mean for your garden?  Your grass is probably healthier than ever, your plants are fuller than ever and your flower beds have fewer weeds right now.  As June comes in we can expect some of this to change,but there are ways to keep everything looking as beautiful as it does right now.

1. Keep your lawn and garden hydrated - Don't over hydrate but keep to a set schedule and make sure your lawn and garden stay hydrated as the temperatures rise.  You will need to cut your grass but keeping it longer will allow it to stay green and healthy throughout the month.

2. Divide overcrowded plants - Now that your garden has bloomed you can get a better feel for what needs to be divided.  If you still have too many plants and cannot transplant them in your own yard consider sharing them with neighbors.  

3. Fertilize azaleas and rhododendrons - June is the perfect time to fertilize your azaleas and rhododendrons.  Also keep a close eye on insect damage. If you have not pruned these bushes yet, there is still time but don't wait too long.

4. Deadhead flowers to encourage more blooms - With school coming to a close this is a great daily task for the children.  It gives them a sense of purpose and helps them to love the garden as much as you do.

5. Start planning for the fall - It may seem early but this is the perfect time to plan where you will be planting bulbs for the fall.

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