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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.