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.
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