June is a great time to revive your garden as the winter months come to an end. The long-awaited summer season is here, and it’s the perfect time for you to get your garden in full bloom. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie, you need to be aware of a few gardening and landscaping tips to keep your plants thriving.
Remove suckers from tomato plants: Tomato plants are prone to growing suckers, which are small shoots that emerge between the main branches and the stem. They take away nutrients from the main plant and reduce yields. Suckers should be removed to keep the plant healthy.
Prune shrubs that bloom on old wood after they are done flowering: Pruning shrubs after they’ve finished flowering will encourage them to grow correctly. Shrubs that bloom on old wood include lilacs, viburnums, and hydrangeas, among others.
Be on high alert for insect pests and diseases: June is when pests and diseases start coming out. It’s crucial to inspect your plants regularly for pests such as aphids, asparagus beetles, cabbage worms, cutworms, tomato hornworms, scale, snails, and slugs. Also, look out for diseases such as leaf spot, mildew, and rust. Early detection is essential in preventing the spread of diseases and pests.
Use mature compost or aged manure to side-dress plants: Side-dressing your plants with mature compost or aged manure provides essential nutrients to your plants. It also enhances soil microorganisms which increase the availability of nutrients.
Place row covers or netting over bushes with ripening berries: Birds can significantly reduce berry crops, a problem that you can prevent by placing row covers or netting over your plants. The netting should be held down securely to prevent it from blowing away.
Monitor potential June bug damage: June bugs cause damage by feeding on the leaves of your plants. Keep an eye out for them and take the necessary steps to control them. You can try using traps or insecticidal soap to manage them.
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Deadhead your spring bulbs after they are done blooming: Deadheading is the process of removing spent blooms from plants to prevent them from wasting energy producing seeds. Fertilize the bulbs after deadheading, and they will bloom again in the coming season.
June is a beautiful month to have a lush garden and is the perfect time to get your garden in full bloom. With these gardening and landscaping tips, you can be sure that your plants will thrive during summer. Remember to remove suckers from tomato plants, prune shrubs, and inspect your plants for insect pests and diseases.

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