Happy June, everyone! We’re starting to move into the really warm weather as Summer approaches! We’d like to share with you a few tips to prepare your landscapes for Summer!
- This is the time to plant summer bulbs such as dahlias, cannas, and caladiums.
- If you have roses, be sure to spray them for black spot and other fungus diseases.
- Be sure to stake or add a hoop to lengthy perennials before they get too big.
- It’s a good time to spot treat any weeds that you may be having in your grass or landscapes. Removing the weeds now will help you gain better control of the weeds next year!
- Bermuda, Centipede, and Zoysia should be mowed at 1 inch.
- Fescue sod should be mowed at 3 inches. Don’t worry about fertilizing Fescue at this time but light fertilization of other grasses is fine.
- Finish pruning your spring-blooming shrubs at this time. If you prune too late, you may be cutting off buds for blooming next Spring.
- Prune new growth of evergreens to keep shape. Be careful not to prune more than 1/4 to 1/3 of the growth and don’t prune the old wood.
With the warmer/hot weather comes the insects.
- Watch for leaf galls on camellias and azaleas. If you see any, pick them off and dispose of them quickly!
- Keep a look out for bagworms on evergreens, especially Junipers, Arbor Vitae, and Leyland cypresses. These worms can kill evergreens if left untreated!
- June is the time for Japanese beetles as well. The best way to get rid of them is to kill the grubs in the soil with spectracide.
We hope you have found this information helpful.
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