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  • June Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden

    • Plant summer annuals. With our typical "June gloom days, it's still a good time to plant colorful summer annuals and perennials.
    • Plant tropical shrubs and vines like Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and Mandevilla.
    • Deadhead roses to ensure repeat bloom. Feed with organic E.B. Stone Rose and Flower Food.
    • Big and Bigger. Feed blooming shrubs and flowering plants with a water-soluble fertilizer like Grow More Super Bloomer to promote bigger blooms.
    • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch. Mulch to keep weeds down and increase water retention in the garden.  Visit a store to see our collection of bark, mulches, and composts.
    • A Beautiful Garden with Less Water. During dry weather, be sure to keep the garden adequately watered.  A weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation.


    In the House

    • Water While You’re Away. Add SoilMoist to pots. The granules absorb water and release it as needed.
    • Feeding Time. Continue feeding your houseplants monthly, we suggest Bonide Liquid Houseplant Food.


    For the Lawn

    • Water your lawn in the early morning. Turf will have time to dry off before night, preventing disease.
    • Move it Up and Keep It Sharp. Raise the mower blade up a notch and sharpen the blade. Taller grass can withstand dry weather and a grass blade with a clean cut needs less water.


    For the Birds

    • Bath Time. Keep birdbaths clean and full, especially this time of year.
    • Food Please. While the garden provides a good amount of food for the birds, supplement their meals by keeping feeders full.

     

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