June Gardening Notes

Prepare:

  • Look for yellow leaves and green veins indicating chlorosis- especially in citrus, gardenias, and Treat with chelated iron.
  • Purchase fuchsias, epiphyllums, alstremerias and perennials in bloom.
  • Purchase, plant, and transplant succulents, cacti, and
  • Pinch back chrysanthemums to make
  • Divide and re-pot cymbidiums that have outgrown
  • Divide bearded iris, wait until October in hot interior valleys.
  • Prune epiphyllums and spring-blooming climbing roses after flowers
  • Deadhead alstroemerias often. Pull off stalks with sharp
  • Clip strawberry
  • Deadhead and pick summer flowers to keep them
  • Mow cool-season lawns longer. Mow warm-season lawns
  • Heavily cut-back euryops and

Fertilize and Water:

  • Give camellias second feeding of the
  • Maintain watering needs of all garden plants. No water is needed for most well-established succulents, drought resistant plants, and

native plants in the ground.

Planting:

  • Plant drought resistant
  • Plant tropicals and
  • Plant bougainvilleas, perennial morning glories, palms, and heat-loving annual
  • Plant Zoysia
  • Plant papayas, bananas, and summer

Pest and Weed Control:

  • Watch for and control
  • Continue control of slugs and
  • Mulch to control weeds and conserve

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