While it may not technically be summer, it sure feels like it is! But, that doesn’t mean you leave your garden unattended!
Here are some June gardening tips you need to know:
1. Water at cooler times
It’s been getting pretty hot. For maximum water absorption, water at the cooler times during the day, usually early morning or later evening. That way the sun won’t evaporate away the water your lawn and plants need to survive the heat.
2. Plant colorful perennials
Your spring blooms are probably gone or on their way out. Get some fully bloomed and colorful perennials to brighten up your landscape! They’re easy to buy and plant. Dedicate a morning and you’ll have a much brighter yard. Some options: Oriental poppy, foxglove, salvia, aster, columbine, delphinium, feverfew and heuchera are but a few. Lamb’s ears, sage or dusty miller make great summer foliage, too.
3. Lawn care
It’s getting hotter out there so keep watering as regularly as you can! It’s also not too late to aerate if it looks like your lawn is thinning. If you hadn’t gotten to fertilizing your lawn in April or May, you can still do it now and we recommend that you do!