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June is the time to …
IN THE GARDEN
- Water the lawn, trees and flower beds.
- Plant flowers in pots and install flower boxes and hanging planters. Water enough.
- Fertilize flowers and shrubs every 15 days.
- Monitor flowers, trees and shrubs and treat them against disease and insects as needed.
- Gradually acclimatize indoor plants that will spend the summer outside (hibiscus, azaleas, cacti, amaryllis). Take them in when it is less than 12 degrees Celsius.
- Water potted flowers, flower boxes and hanging planters.
Trees, shrubs, roses and conifers
- Prune the spireae that have flowered.
- Remove dead flowers from spring-flowering trees and shrubs (crabapples, lilacs, magnolias, rhododendrons, serviceberries).
- Prune new hedge shoots (hardwoods and conifers).
- Fertilize roses after the first flowering.
- Fertilize evergreens and cedar hedges with 30-10-10 fertilizer.
- Mulch the base of roses and watch for aphids.
- Remove the secondary buds from the roses to encourage the appearance of larger flowers.
- Cut the wilted flowers of the roses regularly.
- Cut the gourmands at the foot of fruit trees and roses.
- At the end of June, fertilize all flowering plants and shrubs, including roses, with fertilizer 15-30-15.
- Treat fruit trees for disease and pests after falling petals.
- Pick the strawberries.
Flowerbeds, beds and rock gardens
- Regularly remove weeds from the beds and hoe the soil to ensure better water penetration.
- Finish planting the annuals and water them abundantly.
- Spread organic mulch (wood shavings, cocoa pods) between the plants in the beds to limit weeds.
- Plant the bulbs of gladioli, canna dahlias, etc.
- Mulch the foot of the clematis and wrap the young shoots on the trellis.
- Stake vertical growing perennials (lark’s foot, dahlias, gladioli, etc.).
- Remove wilted flowers and yellowed leaves from spring flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, daffodils, hyacinths) in rock gardens and flower beds.
- Thin out annuals sown in the ground.
- Pinch annuals, chrysanthemums, asters and rudbeckia to increase the production of stems and flowers.
- Cut faded perennial flowers regularly.
- Butter summer bulbs.
- At the end of June, prune the faded foliage of tulips and other spring flowering bulbs at ground level.
- Install an arbor or trellis to embellish the landscaping.
- At the end of June, cut the faded flowers of roses and the faded stems of perennials that have flowered.
- Pick the flowers to dry (poppy, sage, thyme, lavender) before they bloom.
- Remove weeds from the lawn.
- Mow the grass higher than in spring (about 5 cm).
- Leave the cut grass on the ground to fertilize it naturally.
- Watch for chafer larvae in the lawn.
- Fertilize the lawn with nitrogen fertilizer type 21-4-6 or using organic means.
- Generously water the lawn once a week, early in the morning or in the evening.
- Carry out the development of the aquatic basin.
- Plant water lilies and aquatic plants.
In the vegetable garden
- If it was not done in May, plant in the garden in early June cucumbers, beans, melons, squash and pumpkins.
- In early June, plant tomatoes or other vegetables and herbs in containers on the balcony.
- Thin out seedlings sown in the ground.
- Hoe and weed the vegetable garden regularly.
- Prune and stake the tomato plants.
- Butter the potatoes and leeks as they grow.
- Sow leaf lettuce for a new harvest.
- Fertilize the tomatoes with 4-5-7 fertilizer.
- Pinch the greedy tomato plants.
- At the end of June, the first vegetables sown in May are ready to harvest: spinach, radishes, lettuces, peas, etc.
Around the house
- Check the condition of the fence. Solidify weakened posts and replace rotten or damaged boards. Check the gate latches. Stain or paint the fence as needed.
- Repair cracks and protect the surface of the asphalt entrance with a sealant. Fill the holes with “cold” asphalt.
- Repair cracks in driveways and garage floors.
- Build a shed or shed.
- Protect your house and your terrace against spiders and insects.
- Inspect the condition of your doors and windows and plan the purchase and installation if necessary.
- Install decorative lights in flower beds and in the garden.
IN THE HOUSE
- Redecorate the interior of your home. It’s time to paint, wallpaper and tinker.
- Restore luster to wood floors. Sand, clean and varnish as needed.
- Install window air conditioners.
- Water indoor plants frequently.