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GARDEN TALK with DOUG - JUNE GARDENING CHORES

Memorial weekend is now behind us and summer is “unofficially” here.  Gardening is a year round hobby and each month there are certain gardening chores that need to be done. 
JUNE GARDENING CHORES:
1. June is the time to feed your warm season Bermuda grass.
2.Be sure to remove old flower heads “deadheading” from your summer blooming annuals in order to prolong their long blooming period.
3.WATER TIP:  With June, we could become much warmer and drier.  The best tip for the home gardener for being water wise is to use a soaker hose in your flower and vegetable gardens.
4.To keep birds returning to your garden, be sure to have a constant supply of water for them.  Any shallow container will do.
5.The number one reason for herbs to die is due to over watering.  Herbs like to dry between waterings.  So, water only during prolonged dry spells.  Avoid mulching herbs as mulch keeps the soil too moist.
6.Clean and refill your hummingbird feeder with clean sugar water every few days so a fungus harmful to the bird does not develop in the container.
Let’s make June a productive gardening month.  Your various gardens will benefit from all your efforts.
Posted: 5/29/2015 by Doug Hensel | with 0 comment(s)
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