Tips for June
Make sure lawns receive 1" of water per week. Purchase a rain gauge to keep track of precipitation and sprinkling.
Apply your 3rd round of fertilizer and apply broadleaf weed control(toward the end of the month).
Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees after they finish blooming.
Be sure roses are fed monthly with a granular rose food weekly with water based fertilizer, especially after the first flush of flowers. (Micro encapsulated fertilizer can be applied and will be effective for up to 3 months.)
Prune spruce and pine in their soft candle stage. To reduce cut marks, pinch the shoot with your fingers. Do not remove more then two thirds of the new growth.
Gypsy moth control; Start barriers, banding, biological, or chemical control early in the month. See UW Extension link for more information www.uwex.edu/ces/gypsymoth/homeowners.cfm
Plant the last of your gladiolus bulbs early this month.
Treat Birch trees for leaf miners and borers as needed, or contact Hawks Landscape Maintenance Department .
Shear evergreen shrubs when first flush of growth has finished.
Fertilize your annuals on a regular basis to keep them strong and full of flowers.