June Garden Tips

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Eat Fresh!

Tomato-tone your maters and other veggies.

Eat Well with fresh organic veggies! Eat “zoodles” – zuke spiraled noodles! Share your summer recipes on facebook… We will!

Pro Tip:

Water veggies & container plants in the EARLY morning (6 – 8am) for best results.

Pests, Diseases, Weeds, and Pruning

  1. Fresh vegetables from the garden taste so goodAs the weather becomes more hot and humid, you are more likely to see pests and fungus infect your plants.
     
    Keep a watch for:

    • Japanese Beetles – unfortunately it’s that time of year again when the beetles come out. We recommend Neem Oil with pyrethrins or beetle traps.
    • Powdery Mildew and Black Spot – Crepe Myrtles, Hydrangeas, Hawthorne, Zinnias, Verbena and especially Roses are all susceptible to one or both of these fungal diseases. We recommend Neem Oil.
    • Let us help you with organic remedies.
       

    These are just a few common problems you might encounter in the yard. If you have a problem you can’t identify or are not sure how to handle, please stop by with a photo or a sealed sample and let our staff Horticulturists help you.

  2. Now that we are all vegetable gardening, be sure to hoe the garden regularly to keep the weeds under control and keep the veggies picked. Once you have dug potatoes, picked all the sugar snaps, lettuce, cabbage, and other cool season crops, we have more veggies to plant in those spots. We have gallon tomatoes and peppers.
     
  3. Prune your spring blooming shrubs by June 15th to avoid cutting off next years buds. Examples are Azaleas, Camellias, Forsythia, and Bridal Wreath Spirea.
     
  4. You can use selective herbicides in the lawn to control crabgrass, nutsedge, and other nuisance grasses. Most selective herbicides work best when the weather is hot but always read the label to find out the ideal temperature range for application. We also have an organic non-selective herbicide.

Happy Summer Solstice June 21st! Enjoy the longest day of the year!