UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
Gardening Tips for June
- Thin apples when ½” diameter.
- Mow general cleanup for fire protection..
- Mulch garden beds to retain moisture and encourage deep roots by deep and infrequent watering.
- Check sprinklers and drip systems for needed repairs and adjustments.
- Water early in the day to conserve water and minimize plant disease.
- Pinch back tips of chrysanthemums, fuchsias, marguerites.
- Tie up vines and stake tall growing dahlias, gladiolas, and lilies.
- For continued bloom, cut off spent flowers.
- Hang strips of foil or CD’s in fruit trees to help deter birds.
- First summer pruning for stone fruit.
- Thin grapes.
- Dig and divide crowded bulbs if the tops have died down.
- Give your indoor plants a bath.
- Place a 1” board under pots sitting on pavement to insulate them from radiated heat.
- Thoroughly clean debris from ponds, fountains and bird baths.
- Check dates of Master Gardener classes.
Have a Gardening Question?
Contact the Master Gardener Hotline: 209-533-5912 or fill out the "Ask a Master Gardener" online form.
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Have a turf lawn in the summer-dry foothills? Go to http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/TURF/ to learn how to test your sprinkler output.
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