Tips for the June Gardening

Tips for the June GardeningProfessional Landscapers Get You Ready for the Busiest Garden Season of the Year

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June is the peak time for gardening. From pruning to planting to mowing, there’s a lot of landscaping to be done during this month. How you take care of your garden in June will decide how well your landscaping will do during the next brutal months of summer.  Landwork Contractors has been providing trusted professional landscape maintenance and pruning in the Westchester and Putnam County area for over 18 years. Here are some of our best tips for this busy season.

Mulch- You’ll save time and energy when you choose to add mulch to your garden beds. Mulch simply makes your gardening chores easier. Benefits include:

  • Reduces Weeding
  • Stabilizes Soil Temperatures
  • Protects Against Bugs
  • Protects Against Disease
  • Protects Against Sudden Changes in Temperature
  • Provides Extra Nutrients
  • Prevents Erosion
  • Lowers Water Usage By Keeping Moisture In the Soil

You’ll spend less time bending over your garden and that helps a lot during peak garden season. A professional landscaper can help you know where to mulch and how much mulch to use.

Installing Plants- It isn’t too late to plant certain bushes, shrubs, and of course fruits and vegetables. However, you need to get everything planted early in June. Plants will need to have for their roots to establish before rain slows down and your soil is hotter and drier. Consider adding plants like:

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  • Hydrangeas
  • Oleander
  • Roses
  • Spriea
  • Lilac
  • Forsythea
  • Bradford Pear Trees
  • Crab Apple Trees

Just a few extra plants can make your summer garden come to life.

Watering- Even when it rains regularly, you need to keep track of how much you water your plants. New plantings will need routine watering to provide a uniform moisture level. You definitely don’t want to over water but make sure the moisture gets down deep into the soil to reach the roots. Dry soil creates short roots that will make your plants susceptible to drought and disease.

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Pruning- One of the most important and most often confusing garden tasks is pruning. You have to understand when to prune, what to prune, and how to prune or you could destroy your plants.  During June, you want to pay special attention to the following plants:

  • Perennials
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Woody Flowering Bushes Like Hydrangeas
  • Rose Bushes

Some plants will need to be cut back to the stem and others need a gentle pinching. A professional landscaper will understand what each plant needs.  

Landwork Contractors understands the grueling work and special skill that goes into creating and maintaining beautiful landscaping. Save yourself the time, money, and sweat. Leave the June garden tasks to us. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment today.

Tips for the June Gardening was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Landwork Contractors