Summer Check List

June

  • Plant summer/fall blooming bulbs.  This includes any that you may have lifted for cold protection last fall like dahlia or gladiolas.
  • Continue to remove weeds.  Bark mulch 2”-3” thick can help prevent weeds and maximize water consumption.
  • Feed annual flowers.

July

  • Remove spent flowers (deadheading).
  • Fertilize the lawn.
  • Continue to remove weeds.
  • Feed annual flowers.

August

  • Continue to remove spent flowers (deadhead), especially from annuals and perennials.
  • Monitor irrigation and make necessary adjustments.
  • Consider raising the height of your lawn to 3”. Keeping the lawn a bit longer in this hot month helps to shade the soil and retain moisture.
  • Feed annual flowers.