What to do in your garden during June
In dry continental and highveld, summer-rainfall regions do the following the garden.
Plant and Sow
Sow the following in seedling trays:
Sow vegetables like:
General Garden Maintenance
- Water and feed spring-flowering bulbs regularly.
- Cut down on watering pot plants as they need less water during winter.
- Water the lawn once a month.
- Once a week, thoroughly water azaleas, camellias, magnolias and all shrubs from the winter-rainfall areas.
- Start planning for your summer garden.
- Protect frost-sensitive plants.
- Pinch back the first buds of winter flowering annuals.
Feed and Fertilize
- Reduce feeding throughout the garden during June and the cooler months ahead.
- Feed winter-flowering annuals every 14 days with a water-soluble fertilizer like Nitrosol or Multifeed.
- Keep your spring-flowering bulbs moist at all times and feed them with bulb food for best results.
If you didn’t make use of mulch during the hotter months, you have no excuse now as mulching will prevent the soil from losing moisture on hot days in the warmer regions. Mulch will also help with protection on cold frosty nights in the colder regions and serve a dual purpose for our more temperate regions! In case you needed yet another reason to get stuck in, mulch is also great for suppressing weed growth.
For June maintenance tips on watering, pruning, pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.