June

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  • Attract hummingbirds with plants that have nectar: honeysuckle, salvia, penstemon, buddleja, fuchsia, abutilon.
  • Don’t have a lot of garden space? Hang hummingbird feeders on decks and patios.
  • Our annual summer solstice sale is coming this month…stay tuned!
  • Plant herbs for grilling and cooking. Re-seed salad greens, cabbage and kale for summer and fall harvest.
  • Consider using Dri Water or Soil Moist for your summer plantings to conserve water.
  • Your spring plantings are getting hungry. Feed with E.B. Stone Organics fertilizers or Maxsea.
  • Father’s Day is this month. Celebrate Dad with a gift from the garden!
  • Deadhead roses, shrubs and other flowers with a new pair of Felco pruners to encourage new blooms. We also carry a wide variety of micro snips and floral shears.
  • Mulch shrubs and beds to conserve moisture. Try Sloat Mini Bark for its beauty and utility.
  • Make sure vegetables are supported with cages, stakes or trellises.
  • Check early-bearing fruit trees for heavily laden branches. Thin fruits now to prevent branches from breaking. Thinning fruits also makes remaining fruit bigger! Harvest vegetables to keep them producing.
  • Summer insects such as pear and rose slug, weevils, aphids and thrips can be found. Use an appropriate non-toxic remedy to control them. We recommend Captain Jack’s Dead Bug spray with spinosad for chewing insects. Use Monterey Bt ready- to-use for destructive budworm.
  • Monitor your lawn for grub damage. Start nematode or Azadirachtin treatments early
  • Treat blueberries and citrus with FST or Liquinox Iron and Zinc to maintain soil acidity.
  • Feed your roses with Sul-Po-Mag to encourage another flush of bloom.
  • Check for standing water to keep mosquitoes from breeding. Use Mosquito Dunks or Bits to kill larvae.