Gardening tips in June
Summer begins in June and the days are longer this month than they will be most of the year, including the longest day of the year on June 21. All the extra sunlight and warmth will give gardens a big growth spurt so there is plenty to do to make the most of the weather during June.
Here are some of the best landscaping and gardening tips you can use to keep on top of your garden’s summer growth spurt.
All the extra sunlight and warmth means the lawns, flower beds and vegetable patches are going to need plenty of watering to prevent them drying out.
Weed, Weed, Weed!
It won’t just be the grass plants, flowers and other desirable plants that will experience a growth spurt during June. You can expect all the usual weed suspects to get in on the action as well. Keep a regular eye out for their shoots and try to catch them early so they don’t steal too many nutrients from the soil. Also hoe your borders regularly as this will keep weed growth to a minimum.
A layer of garden mulch on particularly weed-prone areas will also reduce their ability to establish roots.
Position Summer Plants
June is the time to plant out your summer bedding and position any summer hanging baskets and containers in the appropriate spots outside. If you have any tall or floppy plants, then make sure to stake them with a suitable garden stick so they can keep growing well throughout the summer.
Prune Springtime Flowerers
June is also the time to prune all of the spring-flowering plants and shrubs. This will clear away a lot of the dying detritus and create more space so the summer plants can take centre stage.
Mow the Lawn
How often you mow the lawn will depend on what aesthetic you are trying to achieve, as some gardeners like their lawns with longer grass plants while others like to keep it very short. To keep it very short, you’re probably going to have to mow it every week to keep on top of the growth spurts.
Whenever you do mow, trying to avoid doing it during the peak of the sunshine during the day, as the grass will lose a lot of moisture in the cutting and then be extra vulnerable to drying out in the heat. Once cut, make sure to water it regularly and monitor the lawn for signs of dryness.
Plants growing in greenhouses can get scorched during the summer so set up some shaded areas in there to keep your plants cool. A simple tarpaulin or similar sheet-like fabric can be placed over the glass panes that receive the most sunshine.
If you require any more gardening tips for landscaping projects, or products such as garden mulch, topsoil or seed for grass plants, then contact Springbridge via our website or call today on 0845 370 1921 for more information.