Miscellaneous Tasks in June
A time for tending newly planted plants, and protecting them from predatory wildlife and extremes of weather.
At any time this month:
If required, treat garden furniture with a preservative.
Inspect plants regularly for signs of garden pests.
Keep weeds at bay with regular hoeing.
Mulch areas to reduce the need for hoeing.
Tidy up Topiary specimens.
Treat Gravel drives, patios and paths wth a residual weedkiller.
Week 2 - 3rd Jun. to 9th Jun.
Mow lawns on a weekly basis.
Tie in or trim wayward climbers particularly if they are affecting passing pedestrians.
Fork over Compost bins / heaps.
Ensure that Containers and Planters have not dried out.
Keep Greenhouse temperatures and humidity in check.
Week 24 - 10th Jun. to 16t Jun.
Fill in gaps where plants have died with plants saved for the purpose.
If necessary, remove dead or damaged plant growth and blanket weed. from garden pond.
Top up water levels of ponds and water features if necessary.
Week 25 - 17th Jun. to 23rd Jun.
Small ponds may not contain enough natural food to sustain fish, supplement their diet with proprietary fish food.
Shade newly planted shrubs to prevent leaf scorch.
Week 26 - 24th Jun. to 30th Jun.
Repair Lawn if required.
Be on the look out for Slugs and Snails to prevent them damaging newly planted plnts.
Similarly be on the look out for their eggs and destroy any that you find.
Don't leave garden chemicals within reach of young children.