This month, continue to keep your garden beautiful by adding summer blooming annuals and Crepe Myrtles! Even though our Dallas-Fort Worth summers are exceptionally hot, you can still have a lush, colorful landscape if you select the right plants. Here are you June Gardening Tips:
Crepe Myrtles: Plant these gorgeous heat & drought tolerant, summer blooming beauties in several places. Choose a variety that will fit your space (height and width) based on the tree’s mature size.
Annuals: Spring is fast becoming a memory; it’s time to turn our thoughts to the hot, dry summer. Keep the color show going by adding a dash of annuals with foliage color: purple fountain grass, sweet potato vine, coleus, caladiums. For blooming color consider: gomphrena, pentas, begonias, zinnias, lantana, or moss rose. If your taste is more tropical, you cannot beat the gorgeous blooms of hibiscus or mandevilla.
Shrubs: Fill those empty spots in your landscape. Shrubs can provide color in your beds year round thru their foliage.
Perennials: Add summer and fall “bloomers” to your landscape to continue the colorful show.
Grass: Add new sod or plugs at the beginning of the month and water 2 times a day for the first 2-3 weeks. Remember grass requires at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day to thrive! .
Vegetables: Plant fall tomato transplants the last week of the month. Root cuttings from your own spring plants.
Herbs: Plant herbs everywhere: in containers, in your vegetable or flower bed—anywhere they will have ample room to grow and get sufficient sunlight.
Visit the nursery and we can help you select the right plants for your landscape!
Prune buds and flowers from lamb’s ear, coleus, caladiums, basil, mums, and santolina. Flowers on these plants stop any future growth.
Cut any spring growth that is straying from the line or form that you’ve taken the time to create.
Dead head spring perennials.
Prune lower branches of shade trees to allow more sunlight if your turf is struggling. Wait till late June or even July to prune Oaks!
We have all the gardening tools you’ll need at the nursery. Come on by!
MOW! tall grass becomes thin and week and more prone to weeds.
For healthy lawns, do not mow too low. St. Augustine should be mowed at 2 to 2.5 inches and Bermuda at 1.5 inches.
Fertilize with a quality all Nitrogen fertilizer formulated for N. Texas clay soils. You can use this same fertilizer on your trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
Use a high Nitrogen fertilizer everywhere: Lawn, trees, shrubs, container plants, annuals, perennials. Our soil in general has an ample amount of phosphorus.
Choose a water soluble, high nitrogen product for containers.
Come see us at the nursery for the RIGHT product for your landscape problem!