June Lawn & Garden Checklist

As the sunny days of June roll in, your garden becomes a canvas of possibilities. This month is a critical period for plant care, ensuring your garden thrives through the summer. Read on for expert tips on watering, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control to help you maintain a flourishing garden.


  • Water your plants regularly. Plants will start to increase their water usage as the temperatures rise and as they begin to flower and produce fruit.
  • Applying fungicides early, before you see evidence of diseases, is important. We recommend using Broad Spectrum Fungicide and Copper Fungicide.
  • Fertilize your plants again in either late June or early July. Espoma Garden Food is a great choice for long-lasting fertilizer.


  • Deadhead any plants that have finished flowering to promote more blooms if they are rebloomers.
  • Water plants regularly, especially if there is little rain.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Lilacs and other early spring bloomers should be trimmed now and completed before the 4th of July. Trimming after that point will remove the flower buds for next year, resulting in no flowers for the next year.
  • Water all trees and shrubs if we have dry conditions so they receive at least an inch of water per week. Slow, deep watering is the best way to water your plants, as it allows moisture to penetrate deeply into the soil. Lack of water will decrease vigor for next year.
  • Mulch your plants to keep the roots cool. Hydrangeas and clematis will especially benefit from this.


  • To prevent any fungus from starting to spread in your lawn that you cannot see, apply F-Stop. This is an excellent product to keep your lawn healthy.
  • It is also time to start applying Kill a Grub II. This product needs to be watered into the soil profile to be effective.

Please note: when making any pesticide or fertilizer application, do not apply when the temperatures are high. This can damage desired plants.