Your Garden Chores for the Month of June: Here’s What to Do Now

Continue planting warm-weather vegetables
  • As temperatures rise, raise the level of your lawnmower to avoid “scalping” your grass by cutting it too short.
  • Water only if you get less than 1 inch of rain a week, and water slowly and deeply for a longer period of time — 45 minutes to an hour. Watering for shorter periods doesn’t soak the roots and encourages thatch to form.
  • Continue planting warm-weather vegetables, such as eggplant, peppers and squash, to extend the harvest.
  • Mulch garden and shrubbery beds to keep soil temperatures lower and retain moisture.

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