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Garden Tasks
Garden Tasks for
Annuals Weed, water, and fertilize as-needed. P lant to fill gaps in beds or to replace plantings that have failed. Watch for signs of pests and diseases. D eadhead spent flowers to promote new flowers. Cut flowers in early morning for longer-lasting blooms for indoor enjoyment. Roses C ontinue watering whenever weather is dry. Mulch bare spots. A pply granular complete fertilizer such as ‘" Rosetone " Cut fading flowers from ever-bloomers to encourage re-bloom.  Cut stems back to a leaf  with 5 leaflets. Tomatoes Begin to prune, tie, train, and cage plants as needed. After soil is warm, replace plastic mulch with organic mulch to prevent weeds and hold moisture. Water deeply during dry spells to help prevent blossom-end rot. W atch for signs of pests and diseases. F or a large fall crop, plant some late-started seedlings by end of the month. Perennial plants arranged by bloom time Spring : ajuga, arabis, basket-of-gold, bergenia, bleeding heart, columbine, coral bells,    euphorbia, foamflower, jacob’s ladder, lady’s mantle, leopard’s bane, peony, poppy,    primrose, plumonaria, thrift, violet. Summer : acanthus, astilbe, baby’s breath, bee balm, bellflower, blanket flower, catmint,  coneflower, coreopsis, cranesbill, daylily, delphinium, dianthus, goat’s beard, hosta,  iris, lavender, loosestrife, lupine, monkshood, penstemon, phlox, rudbeckia,veronica,  yarrow. Fall : aster, boltonia, chrysanthemum, cimicifuga, japanese anemone, goldenrod, lobelia,    toad lily. Lawns M aintain a good mowing and watering schedule to keep grass healthy. Leave grass  A pply post-emergent herbicides as-needed to control annual weeds. We suggest  Greenview 2-Way Green Power " to feed and weed. Watch for signs of fungus and insect damage. Apply proper controls at recommended rates. clippings on the lawn. " Perennials and Bulbs W eed, water, and fertilize as needed. D eadhead after flowering to promote plant vigor and re-bloom. deadhead bulbs to prevent  R emove brown, dry foliage of spring-flowering bulbs. leave green foliage. Watch for signs of pests and diseases seed formation.
Tree and Shrubs
pply acid fertilizer , such as "
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ightly prune small trees to increase air circulation and control white powdery mildew on leaves.
Prune junipers, yews, and hemlock hedges.
Prune pine and spruce trees in June or July; this will thicken the tree, especially around the trunk, as the tree matures.
ater as-needed.
heck for insects and diseases.  Apply insecticides and fungicides when necessary.
acid-loving plants.
Patio and Container Plants Monitor plants daily for water needs and pest control. Apply water-soluble fertilizer such as  " Miracle Gro " or foliar feed plants as needed for  Pinch back straggly plants and deadhead spent blooms to maintain a neat appearance and  promote new blooms. Replace seasonal and failed plants as needed. healthy vigor—usually every 2 to 4 weeks. th Vegetables and Herbs Plant basil, sweet potatoes, and lima beans when soil warms. Harvest vegetables, and herbs as they mature; cut back foliage by 1/3 on herbs. Side-dress corn, vine crops, and other heavy feeders with fertilizer. Stop harvesting asparagus and rhubarb June 15   to let these plants grow and recharge  their roots. About Us Landscaping Garden Store Our Favorites Directions Monthly Tasks Employment Contact Us Home Spring Hours: Office & Landscape Design: Monday - Friday   9:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday   9:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday   11:00AM - 5:00PM 7319 Columbia Road Maineville, OH  45039  Main Office: 513.398.1008 Landscape Office: 513.398.1184