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Gardener's Almanac Checklist for June

It has been said that June is the gateway to summer. With that comes many opportunities to be out in the yard and garden.

It has been said that 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 as well as links for tips and further information.









 

Tasks:

  • 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 (those that bloom before June) after they have bloomed to encourage new flower buds for next season.
  • Deadhead (cut off) spent blossoms of perennial and annual flowers.
  • Thin the fruit of apples, peaches and apricots to approximately one fruit in every 5-6 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 1-1 ½ inches of irrigation per week. Click here for irrigation needs in your area.

Pests and Problems:

The Gardener’s Almanac provides monthly tips delivered to your inbox year-round. Visit the Gardener's Almanac Monthly Gardening Checklist to subscribe.

CONTACT

Julene Reese
Public Relations Specialist
Extension
435-797-0810
julene.reese@usu.edu


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