June 6Warm weather is great for picnics and ballgames, but it’s also great for insects. Early detection is key to effective treatment. Spend some time in your yard and take care of these garden tasks.
- Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials.
- Watch for black spot and powdery mildew on roses. Treat as needed.
- Watch for webworm in honeylocust and others. Break up webs with a broom.
- Watch for bagworms on spruce, juniper, and others. Treat as needed.
- Watch for spider mites on conifers. Treat as needed with horticultural oil.
- Watch for yellow nutsedge. Apply treatments as needed throughout the season.
- Re-apply pre-emergence herbicide to the lawn and landscape beds in late June.
- Irrigate the lawn and landscape as needed. One inch per week is sufficient.
- Can't pass up the lugs of fruit at the Farmer's Market? Learn how to easily and safely can fruit.
- When raspberries and strawberries are fresh, you can't get enough. Enjoy the flavor in winter by making jelly and jam when they're plentiful. Jams, jellies and preserves
- Never tried canning? It's not as hard as you think. Read up and decide if it's for you.