“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”
– Aldo Leopold
- Continue to plant Bermuda.
- Plant ground covers and tropical and warm season annuals.
- Prune out any dead or broken branches of woody ornamentals (trees and shrubs) but avoid major pruning during summer heat.
- Cut back spent flowers of annuals and perennials to encourage new blooms.
- Prune spent flowers from roses and fertilize if needed according to a soil test.
- Pay special attention to the water needs of new lawns, trees, and ornamentals as hot dry weather sets in. Water in the early morning hours to reduce evaporation.
- Check crepe myrtles for aphids throughout the summer.
- Check ornamentals, flowers, and vegetables for spider mites, prevalent in warm months.
- Watch for bagworms on junipers and other conifers, treat as needed.
- Watch for webworms on trees, especially pecans, and treat as necessary.
- Apply fungicide as necessary to control black spot and powdery mildew on roses.
- Early June is an ideal time to aerate your lawn.
- Fertilize your warm season turf grasses if needed based on soil test recommendation.
- Begin to harvest vegetables and fruits as they ripen.