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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.

Lawn

  • 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.

Aquatic pools

  • 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.

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