Plus garden to do’s for June
- 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.