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Monthly Garden Tips - June
 
Bugs? – keep on hand some insecticidal soap for those aphids, spittle bugs and other nasty sucking critters.  Soap offers a quick and clean knock down for even those edibles. Use Sluggo for snails and slugs. 
 
Roses – Apply DTE Rose and Flower fertilizer.  Treat every 7-10 days with neem oil and soap mixed with a little liquid copper to control blackspot and powdery mildew.  Start watering at least twice a week, water only in the morning and avoid water on the leaves on overcast days to prevent blackspot.
 
Plant veggies, perennials and annuals for summer color – Now is the time to plant for summer color and color into the fall.  Get those tomatoes, peppers and egg plants starts in the ground now too.
 
Sow: cucumbers, summer squash, melons, snap beans, beets carrots, lettuce, broccoli, fall and winter cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, scallions.
 
Pruning shrubs and trees – Wait till after flowering to thin and shape your trees and shrubs.  Don’t remove more than 30% of the growth to avoid shock.  Any plant you have to consistently restrict that much may need replacement with a more suitable species.
 
Fertilize – Rhodies, azaleas, and roses could use a good shot of food.  Use acid fertilizer for the Rhodies and All Purpose or Rose Fertilizer for the roses.  Dead head spent flower stalks.
 
Container gardens – Time to plant out your patio pots for summer.  Try some dramatic effects and color.  If you have no idea what to plant, come in and we can  help.