June Garden Tips #2

Our Best Advice For Your Landscape

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It’s a good idea to run through the sprinkler zones one by one periodically to make sure all heads are working properly to supply the right amount of water to each area.

The best advice we can give you for an attractive landscape: supply about one inch of water per week for your shrubbery and trees; 1 to 2 1 / 2 inches for your turf, depending upon temperatures and wind.

Some may be supplied by rainfall (but, summer rains generally supply little), and the rest through supplemental watering, preferably by an automatic sprinkler system that is properly adjusted for coverage and proper amounts of water for each area.

Lack of water weakens all your plants and exacerbates all attempts for effective control of: weeds and diseases in turf; borers and insects, which are attracted like a magnet to weakened trees and shrubs.

WATER: gurgling, splashing, cascading

Titillating your sense of sound with perhaps an elaborate feature, or maybe more satisfying, several water features throughout your landscape: perhaps a small pool by your front entrance; and a solar powered one on your patio; and a decorative fountain you “discover” as you walk around your landscape, or placed by a, private seating area.

You have many plants to satisfy your sense of sight and touch; hopefully you’ve planted many fragrant flowers and shrubs. Your landscape will caress all your senses by integrating water features throughout your landscape.

 

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Gardening Notes

Water is increasingly needed as the weather turns hotter in order to keep stress low. This helps limit damage by insects and diseases.
“Weedy Gray Heads” Bluegrass turf produces seed heads· appearing lighter green, even grayish, before returning to a normal green color in a few weeks.
Rhododendrons, should have their spent blossoms removed when plant has finished flowering.
Evergreen Trimming should only begin when the new light green growth resembles the color of the older growth.

Taxus Weevils: we warn. about them. every year because they can be so damaging, even deadly, if not eradicated.

Taxus Weevils: we warn. about them. every year because they can be so damaging, even deadly, if not eradicated.

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Summer Diseases often start with cottony masses seen with morning dew.

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Scale Insects can suck the life out of your ornamental trees and shrubs.

Perhaps You’re Not Up For A Whole New Landscape… Then Be Dramatic In Simple Small Ways

 

 

 

Elephant ear plants come in light/dark green shades, yellow, variegated and purple/black. Bulbs launch in 3-8 weeks, so choose what works for you

Elephant ear
plants come in
light/dark green
shades, yellow,
variegated and
purple/black.
Bulbs launch
in 3-8 weeks,
so choose what
works for you

This is such an easy way to enhance your entrance, or to enjoy on your patio, or any place you want to feature dramatic color.

This is such
an easy way to
enhance your
entrance, or to
enjoy on your
patio, or any
place you want
to feature dramatic
color.

A fast growing vine with exuberant pink-red blossoms all summer into the fall. Plant in a container and set where it can climb.

A fast growing
vine with
exuberant
pink-red blossoms
all summer
into the
fall. Plant in a
container and
set where it
can climb.

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