Garden Tips

  May Tips

  • Water and fertilize houseplants more often now.

  • Native eastern and forest fent caterpillars may be alive.

  • User salt marsh hay to suppress vegetable garden weeds.

  • Tomatoes can be planted when the soil temperatures are above 60 degrees.

  • Weeds are more likely to be a problem when lawns are mowed too low.

  • Harvest rhubarb by pulling off stems rather than cutting them.

  • Grubex grub control is best applied now.


  June Tips

  • Prune spring shrubs when they are done blooming.
  • Now is a good time to move houseplants outdoors.
  • Mature asparagus plantings can be harvested for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Harvest male squash flowers to make stuffed, fried blossoms.
  • All-purpose 3/8’s gravel under your herbs keeps leaves clean from the soil when watering them.
  • June is a good time to start growing many vegetables from seed such as beans, beets, cucumbers, lettuce, squash, and spinach.
  • Deadhead perennials and annual flowering plants will encourage more blooms and keep them tidy.