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Lawn care

Plus garden to do’s for June

Lawn care
  • Continue fertilizing warm season grasses like Bermuda grass, centipede grass and zoysia this month. Do not fertilize tall fescue now.
  • Start any warm season grasses like zoysia, Bermuda grass and centipede grass in June.

To do in June

  • Start plants of Brussels sprouts and collards for transplanting into the garden in mid-July.
  • Plant the following vegetables in your garden: beans, lima beans, southern peas, peppers, sweet potato, pumpkin and tomato.
  • Prune white pine new growth only.
  • Prune narrowleaf evergreens like juniper and arborvitae late this month.
  • Prune the bigleaf or florist hydrangea when the flowers fade.
  • Trim hedges as needed.
  • Remove water sprouts on any fruit trees and crabapple trees.
  • Cut off faded flowers of phlox, shasta daisy and daylily to encourage a second flowering.
  • Trim dried up foliage from your spring flowering bulbs.
  • Prune off dieback of hybrid rhododendron.
  • Pinch your chrysanthemums to encourage branching.

Comments (3)

  • My mom gets your magazine, Carolina Country and she said either in the May or June issue there was an article about tips on your garden and planting rye grass or something like that to make your future garden produce better. Can you help me find it?

    Lynn Rhodes |
    July 16, 2019 |

    • Hi Lynn,

      It was a tip from our October gardening column

      Garden To Do’s for October
      Thinking about adding new garden beds next year? Don’t think — start now. Dig up or rototill the areas and either leave them rough until early next spring or plant with a cover crop such as nutrient-gathering winter rye.

      Carolina Country |
      July 16, 2019 |

      • Thank you!

        Lynn Rhodes |
        July 16, 2019 |

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