GARDENING TIPS

Gardening Tips 

June

Perennials, Annuals & Bulbs
  • June is a great month to plant annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. 
  • Plants and trees that provide color in the month of June include: hydrangeas, spireas, butterfly bush and mock orange. Visit our garden center to see these and other beautiful plants in bloom.     
  • We have a great selection of annuals to choose from, including geraniums, impatiens, marigolds, petunias, vinca, salvia and many other flowering plants.
  • Fertilize annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs and trees with a slow-release plant food fertilizer like 
  • *EB Stone Organic - All purpose Fertilizer for plant growth and development.  
  • Feed all your evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs with *GreenAll - Multi Purpose Plant Food 16-16-16.
  • Spruce up your summer landscape with beautiful color in containers. Use *GreenAll - Planting Mix when planting and a water-grabbing polymer such as *Soil Moist to reduce the frequency of watering.

Fruits & Veggies
  • We have a great variety of fruit trees for planting such as, citrus trees, pear, apple, plum and avocado trees.  
  • Fruit trees need to be sprayed on a regular schedule, except when their blossoms are wide open.  
  • Now is the right time to plant vegetables in containers. Use a potting mix like *Black Gold when planting.  
  • Plant strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Fertilize fruits and vegetables with a good quality, slow-release vegetable food such as *Osmocote.  
  • Stake tomatoes and spray them if necessary to prevent disease.  

Houseplants
  • You can move your houseplants outside to your deck or patio and enjoy them outdoors for the summer.  
  • It is best to gradually introduce them to more direct sunlight to prevent the leaves from being burned.  
  • Feed houseplants with a good quality indoor plant food like *Osmocote.  
  • If needed, re-pot root bound houseplants to a larger pot. Use a potting mix like *Uni-Gro Potting Soil.  
  • Add flowering plants like hibiscus, jasmine and mandevilla to your deck, patio or balcony.   

Shrubs & Trees
  • Don't neglect watering your plants. Most flowers and shrubs need about an inch of water each week to perform well and newly planted seedlings will perish if their roots are allowed to dry out.
  • It's not too late to fertilize your trees and shrubs. Use *EB Stone Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia Plant Food to feed evergreens and acid loving plants like rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and junipers. Use an all-purpose fertilizer like *GreenAll Multi Purpose 16-16-16 fertilizer to feed roses, deciduous shrubs and trees.  
  • Early flowering deciduous shrubs such as forsythias, weigela and spiraea should be pruned back as soon as they have finished blooming. 
  • Remove the wilting seed heads from rhododendrons and azaleas, so that the plant's energy can go to foliage growth and next year's flowers.  
  • Add *EB Stone Agricultural Lime in the soil around your hydrangeas to produce pink flowers or *GreenAll True Blue Aluminum Sulfate for vibrant blue color.  
  • Remove any sucker growth from fruit trees as soon as they appear.  
  • Keep roses sprayed with *Safer 3-in-1 Garden Spray for aphids and other pests and diseases such as black spot.  
  • Pines and other conifers can be kept to a compact size by pinching off the new growth. 
  • Lilacs should be pruned lightly after they finish blooming, removing sucker growths and dead blooms. Feed lilacs with *GreenAll Multi Purpose 16-16-16 fertilizer after they have finished blooming. If your soil has an acidic pH (potential Hydrogen), work a little *EB Stone Agricultural Lime into the soil as well. 

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