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General Gardening Tips for June!

  • June is a great time to plant! Plants and trees that provide colour in the month of June include Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Rhododendrons, Spireas, Butterfly Bush, Mock Orange and Golden Rain Tree. Visit your local nursery and see these beautiful plants in bloom.
  • It's a great time to plant annuals, perennials and all trees and shrubs. Nurseries have many beautiful annuals to choose from, including Geraniums, Impatiens, Marigolds, Petunias, Vinca, Salvia and many other plants. Perennials that provide interest in the month of June include Daylilies, Astilbe, Rudbeckia, Yarrow, Foxglove and much more.
  • We recommend fertilizing annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs and trees with a slow-release plant food that contains nitrogen, sulphate of potash, iron and other micro-nutrients for overall plant growth and development.
  • We recommend feeding all your evergreens (Hollies, Boxwoods and Yews) and deciduous trees (Maples, Oaks and Ash) for the very large gardens only, with tree & shrub food.
  • Check all plants, especially newly planted ones, for water on a regular basis. Water deeply and thoroughly as needed.
  • Gator bags provide a great way to keep trees watered during hot and dry months. These bags, which can hold up to 20 gallons of water, are secured to the trunk of the tree, where they release the water slowly to the root ball over the course of 15-20 hours.
  • Now is a great time to install a water garden. Water features will allow you to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of water.
  • Spruce up your summer landscape with beautiful colour in containers. Be sure to use potting mix or multi-purpose compost when planting and a water-grabbing polymer such as Soil Moist to reduce the frequency of watering.

Pest Control

  • Various pest problems can occur in May. If you have plants that you suspect may be facing a pest problem, bring in a representative sample to your local county agricultural extension agent and they will help diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate control.

  • Fruit trees should be on a regular spray program. Follow the instructions on the bottle.

Be on the lookout for these pests:

  • Borers
  • Lacebugs
  • Scale
  • Spider Mites
  • Caterpillars
  • Black and Green fly
  • And more

Fruit and Vegetable Gardens

  • It's a great time to plant apple, pear, peach and all other fruit trees. Fruit trees require two different varieties to pollinate properly. Be aware of this and ask a nursery professional to guide you in selecting varieties.
  • You can also plant vegetables in containers and grow them on decks, patios or other small spaces. Use a multi-purpose potting mix when planting.
  • Fruit trees need to be sprayed on a regular schedule, although you do not spray your fruit trees when the blossoms are wide open.
  • It's a great time to plant strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
  • Fertilize fruits and vegetables with a good quality, slow-release vegetable food such as growmore.
  • Time to stake tomatoes and spray them if necessary to prevent disease problems.
  • Keep on top of the weeds by lightly hoeing between your crops, remove them to the compost heap.


  • To prevent or kill moss in your lawn, apply an application of lawn sand to control it. (if you have not sanded your lawn recently) Always read the instructions on the box.
  • June is the time to apply a fungicide to the lawn to control turf diseases.
  • Lawn "Weed and Feed" will do two jobs in one..
  • If needed, apply a weed control to the lawn to kill actively growing weeds. Use special Lawn Weed Killer or a spot broad leaf Weed killer.

Tips on applying weed killer:

  • Do not apply weed controls on newly seeded areas.
  • Do not apply weed controls on windy days.
  • Do not apply weed controls near or on the edge of waterways.
  • Do not allow children or pets to play on lawns freshly applied with weed controls. It is best to wait one week.
  • Do not apply weed controls when temperatures are above 85 degrees F.
  • Always follow the label directions.
  • Outdoor plant flowering times can vary over the length of the country

House Plants

  • You can move houseplants outside to the deck or patio and enjoy them outdoors for the summer. It is best to gradually introduce them to more direct sunlight to prevent the leaves from being burned.
  • Feed houseplants with a good quality indoor plant food such Osmocote (slow-release granular) or baby bio liquid feed in the watering.
  • If needed, re-pot root bound houseplants to a larger pot. Use potting mix or Multi-purpose compost when re-potting houseplants.
  • Hibiscus, Jasmine, Oleander and Mandevilla are just some of the flowering tropical plants you can add to your deck, patio or balcony.

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