June is the month that truly kickstarts summer. As the weather starts to heat up, it’s important to prep your garden for the long, sunny days ahead. Although the garden is in full swing, there is still lots to be getting on with. And there’s no better time to do this than June! So, here are some essential June gardening tips to be getting on with:
Keep on top of watering from June onwards, as this is where the ground can really start to dry up. Especially if the summer is set to be a hot one. Water thoroughly once or even twice a week as this encourages plants to put down roots in search of water rather than coming up to the surface. You should be extra-cautious with your containers and flower beds, ensuring they’ve always got plenty of water as they tend to dry out more often.
As you admire your garden from the view of your wicker furniture, you’re likely to start spotting gaps in your garden throughout the season. Buy potted plants to fill any empty spaces that may occur and keep them well watered until they’re established! You’ll be able to tell when this happens because the plant will experience a sudden growth spurt as the roots move well into the soil.
One of the top June gardening tips is to look after your lawn! It’s around this time that you start to spend more of your days out in the garden, not to mention the friends and family you’ll be welcoming over. Mow your lawn little and often. If you leave it too long between cuts it’ll become more difficult to control, so mow weekly if you’ve got the time. You could also spray a high nitrogen fertiliser onto the grass to keep it fresh and green.
If you’ve got weeds or moss in your lawn, ensure you use a fertiliser that can also kill moss and weeds. Use a precision weed-killer for tough to reach weeds, as you don’t want this to damage any of the beautiful wild flowers surrounding them.
Climbers can become a little unruly in the summer months, so tie them into their supports if necessary. Common climbers that often need controlling are Jasmine, Roses and Clematis. This is one of the most important June gardening tips to follow if you want your garden to stay neat and tidy.
You can also make supports for herbaceous plants like peonies and delphiniums using birch twigs. This’ll give it the support it needs while also giving it a more natural look. You can tie in sweet peas using soft twine.
Cut back spring flowering perennials and remove the old foliage. To keep it going, lift it out and divide into large clumps that you can then replant. If your pots are near a wall and in a sheltered position, they’re likely to dry up very quickly, so make sure they get plenty of water.
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