- New plantings will require daily watering for 2 weeks then more than usual the first year.
- Water plants in containers three times a week.
- Use mulches to retain moisture
- Water cool season lawns three a week.
- Water trees and shrubs three a week.
- Make all the necessary adjustments to automatic sprinkler systems.
- Fertilize warm season lawns such as Buffalo, Bermuda, and Gamma with Ringer Lawn Food.
- Fertilize house plants with a good water soluble fertilizer.
- Fertilize established roses.
- Fertilize container gardens with BR-61 or Bloom Max weekly for continuous flowering through the summer.
- Fertilize all new plantings with Bonide Root and Grow
Yard and Garden
- Seed warm season lawns with native grass seed mixes such as Buffalo or Blue Grama
- Refresh or plant your container gardens with annual flowering plants.
- Mow established lawns weekly.
- Remove spent flower blossoms from Roses and flowering plants as needed.
- Apply Bonide pre-emergent to lawns and ornamental beds to prevent weed seed germination.
- Kill weeds with various Bonide herbicides or pull weeds.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs shortly after blooming in late spring or early summer.
- Plant fruit trees: Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Pecan, Plum, Pear, Pomegranate.
- Plant shade trees (Ash, Elm, Cottonwood) and ornamental trees (flowering Cherry, Plum, Crab Apple) now.
- Plant ornamental grasses for a spectacular fall showing.
- Plant strawberries, raspberries, currant, grapes, asparagus, potatoes and hardy herbs.
- Plants shrubs and vines.
- Plant annual bedding plants.
- Plant perennials.
- Plant native plants.
- Renew mulches as necessary.
- Annual flowers such as Sunflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias, or Morning Glories can still be directly seeded into the garden.
- Take houseplants outside and place in a shady, protected area. This is a great time to shower the dust off the leaves, leach out the soil and fertilize.
Insects and Diseases
- Apply Bonide Tree and Shrub after flowering to protect our bees. Do not use on any edibles.
- Check for pinon needle scale and spray with malathion if you see them.
- Spray Bonide Fruit Tree Spray and Plant Guard to control insects and diseases.
- Apply chelated iron or soil acidifier with iron to chlorsis (yellowing leaves) prone trees and shrubs, such as maples, aspen and other non-native trees and shrubs.
- Keep an eye open for aphids, spider mites, etc and eliminate as necessary.
- Check roses and other foliage for powdery mildew.
- Use BT or Thuricide for bud worm on Petunias, Geraniums, and Horn Worms on tomatoes.
- Plant warm season vegetables such as tomatoes, chile, bell peppers, corn, squash, cucumbers, beans, artichokes, onions, and melons.
- Stagger vegetable planting so you can have plants maturing once a week.
- Continue planting seeds for upcoming season.
- Plant onion sets, strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus.
- Plant herbs such as thyme, lavender, mints and and so many more!
- Eliminate annual weeds by applying Hi-Yield, Kill-Zall.
- Start a new compost bin.
- Inspect and repair drip irrigation and sprinkler systems as needed.
- Fruit trees are starting to develop fruit, keep your trees hydrated and fertilize according to the label.