JUNE “To Do’s”
Summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to transform your landscape. Let our knowledgeable staff help you pick the right plants and products for your need.
- Plant new trees (particularly Crape Myrtles), shrubs, vines and groundcovers so they can become established before summer temperatures. Take advantage of great late-spring selections. Don’t forget your Root Stimulator.
- Plant tropicals (Esperanza, Hibiscus, Mandevilla) and warm-season annuals (Pentas, Moss Rose, Purslane, Coleus, Sweet Potato, Zinnias, Begonias, and many more)..
- Fertilize flowering annuals monthly … they are heavy feeders. And don’t forget those container plantings.
- Fertilize landscape plants - trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, etc. (An inexpensive soil test can provide direction on specific fertilizer formulation.) Read and follow label instructions.
- MULCH, MULCH, MULCH. We recommend shredded wood mulch. Remember mulch serves both to insulate the root system and hold in valuable moisture. (Yes, it will eventually get hot and dry).
- Plant turf grass.
- Fertilize your lawn. We do NOT recommend “weed-n-feed” products.
- Watch out for signs of iron deficiency (yellowed leaves with dark green veins). Often it is most prominent on new growth. Treat with chelated iron / sulfur products.
- Watch new growth on roses for possible Rose Rosette disease. Don’t wait to take corrective action. Don’t miss Black Spot and Powdery Mildew on the roses.
- Watch out for webworms and bagworms. Early treatment is the key.
- Prune trees and shrubs, guiding new growth with selective pruning. If you must prune oaks (best to wait until mid-summer) use pruning paint to guard against Oak Wilt infection.