Don’t forget to water houseplants as your attention focuses on the outdoors.
Attract hummingbirds with plants that have nectar: agastache, salvia, penstemon, buddleja, fuchsia, abutilon. Don’t have a lot of garden space? Hang hummingbird feeders on decks and patios.
Plant herbs for use in the kitchen. Re-seed or plant greens, cabbages and kales.
Consider using 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. Use Sloat Forest Mulch Plus or Redi Gro Bark Mulch.
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. Use Captain Jack’s Dead Bug spray with spinosad for chewing insects. Use Monterey Bt ready- to-use for destructive budworm.
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.
Ensure succulents are protected from hot afternoon sun that can burn them.
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