Hard to believe it’s almost June! As Monday is Memorial Day, we’ll be having a special post related to that. But today I’m going to give you some June gardening tips to help you get started.. So, let’s take a look and see what June has in store.
Deadhead Your Blooms & Trim Your Bulbs During June Gardening
Trim off the spent bulbs from annuals. This will encourage them to bloom more and extend the growing season. You also want to trim foliage from your spring blossoms that have turned brown. This will give you room for your summer flowers as well as help your beds look neat.
Prune Your Flowering Shrubs and Adjust Watering
After the shrubs that bloomed in the spring are no longer blooming, appropriately prune them so that they stay in the shape that you want them to be in. You also want to adjust your watering schedule since the temperatures going to be higher and your plants will need more water.
Harvest Any Spring Produce & Plant Your Crops for the Warm Months When June Gardening
Cool-season vegetables and fruits are going to be almost spent by June. However, there’s still going to be time for a final harvest of things like spinach, lettuce, radishes, and strawberries.
.Vegetables and fruits that need warm weather should be planted during June, which includes beans, cucumbers, corn, pumpkin, and squash.
Divide Your Perennials
If you’re noticing perennials becoming too large or they need to be controlled, June is the best time to divide them. You want to put them someplace new. it’s also a good time for you to plant some new perennials.
Thin Your Seedlings as Part of June Gardening
Before those new crops become too dense, you want to thin your beds and rows. This will give them the room they need to grow robustly. Thinning early fruits and blossoms on trees will also encourage bigger produce rather than stunted crops.
Keep Weeding & Watch Out for Pests
You also want to make sure that you keep on weeding especially when you have new crops. Weeding regularly will help your cross to get a sturdy, good start and give you a good yield come fall.
You also want to keep an eye out for pests. Things such as aphids, slugs, diseases and fungi are going to be out in full force during June.
These are some of the things that you want to do for June gardening to help your garden be the best that it can be. Have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday! See you on Monday for a special Memorial Day blog.