As June rolls around, many of us have already started dreaming of summer vacations, outdoor barbeques, and time spent in the garden. Garden chores should be a part of this planning process! Keeping your garden looking its best is key to enjoying all the fun it has to offer throughout the season.
One important chore to start with in June is pruning and trimming shrubs and trees. Pruning encourages new growth, so get to work clipping back overgrown branches and limbs. If you want blooms throughout the summer, now is also a great time to deadhead spent flowers on annuals and perennials. Doing so will also prevent them from going to seed, encouraging reblooming later in the season.
Vegetables like tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and peppers will be ready for harvesting soon enough - but they need regular attention until then! Start by regularly fertilizing plants and weeds to give them an extra boost of nutrition. Watering them on a consistent basis will also help keep their fruits flavorful and large - so set aside some time every week for it. Keep an eye out for pests too - these pesky critters can wreak havoc if not caught early!
Keep up with weeding as needed - especially after rainstorms. Don't forget about your lawn either! Cutting it weekly will ensure that it stays healthy throughout the warm months ahead. It’s also important to consider safety when doing garden chores this month: Be sure to wear sunscreen or protective clothing when working outdoors for long periods of time!
With all of these tasks taken care of throughout the month, you'll have plenty of time to relax in your gorgeous outdoor oasis! So get outside and get gardening!