Gardener’s Almanac checklist for June

Gardener’s Almanac checklist for June.

Closeup image of woman's hands in gardening gloves planting tomato

It has been said June is the gateway to summer. With that comes many opportunities to be out in the yard and garden. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks for June, 

Tasks –

The harvesting of asparagus spears should stop in early June to allow the fronds to form for the rest of the growing season.

Prune tomatoes to open the canopy of the plant.

Consider drip irrigation in the garden to conserve water.

Consider planting sweet corn in the garden every other week until early July to extend the harvest.

Prune spring flowering shrubs that bloom before June after they have bloomed to encourage new flower buds for next season.

Cut off spent blossoms of perennial and annual flowers.

Thin the fruit of apples, peaches and apricots to approximately one fruit every five to six inches.

Apply a second application of pre-emergent herbicides in early June to control annual weeds in the lawn, such as crabgrass and spurge.

Turfgrass only needs one to one-and-a-half inches of irrigation per week. 

For more information, visit extension.usu.edu/yardandgarden/monthly-tips. 

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