Chores for June!
Here they are...now you've got a month to accomplish at least one or two! :-)
Plant your window boxes
Prune spring flowering shrubs when they have finished blooming
Use balanced, organic fertilizers around flowers
Stake tall perennials and tomatoes
Use a pine needle mulch for blueberries
Be sure your lawn mower is set to cut the grass HIGH
After the iris are done blooming they can be divided
Gladiolus corms can be planted
Dead-head (prune off) spent flowers from plants and shrubs
You may still plant container grown shrubs
Plant broccoli seed for fall harvest.
If you have a water garden, there's still time to plant water
House plants can soon be moved outside to a shady, protected spot.
These same houseplants can be lightly fed with half strength
Mulch perennials and roses to keep down weeds and conserve moisture.
Any annuals can be safely set out now.
If you have an amaryllis, now would be the time to move it outside.
Pinch the leading stems of your chrysanthemum's to encourage them to
be bushier and have more blossoms. Continue doing this every 6 inches
or so, as they grow.
If you have apple trees, hang red sticky-ball traps to control apple maggot flies. Small trees can get by with 2 balls. Larger trees should probably have 4-6 balls.
Stop cutting asparagus when the new spears get pinky-finger thin. Let them grow into ferns instead. It will feed the roots.