Gardening in June

Featured in the June 2009 handbook.

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June is a great time to be outside: the weather hopefully is now warm. Annuals and perennials are blooming, and if you’re lucky enough to have planted an early edible garden, you can harvest salad greens, spinach, peas and strawberries. Even if you’re behind schedule with your gardening plans, there’s still time to do what you need to do, so take the time to relax in your garden and enjoy it.

Check all plants, especially newly planted ones, for water on a regular basis. Water deeply and thoroughly as needed Now is a great time to install a water garden. Water features will allow you to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of water.

If you don't have a large garden then you can always plant vegetables in containers and grow them on decks, patios or other small spaces.

Fruit trees need to be sprayed on a regular schedule, although do not spray your fruit trees when the blossoms are wide open.

Tips on applying weed killer:

- Do not apply weed controls on newly seeded areas, windy days or near waterways.

- Do not allow children or pets to play on lawns freshly applied with weed killer

- Do not apply weed controls when temperatures are above 29°C (85°F).

- Always follow the label directions


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