June 2019 Newsletter
June is the month of high school graduations, Father's Day, and beautiful summer gardens. Make sure you are ready for each and every one of these special occasions with a trip to Garden Supply Company.
Father's Day is June 16th and we have a wide selection of unique and "one of kind gifts" especially for dad. Planting a tree is always a great way to remember the day and create a family memory!
June finds our gardens in full bloom, as many of the perennials are at their peak, and annuals are giving a lot of color. Don't forget to fertilize and water your garden, especially when perennials and annuals are flowering. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (Phosphorus) is a good choice.
Keep an eye on the weather! If we don't get rain, make sure you continue to water but be sure not to over-water. Also, think about adding some pollinator plants to attract bees, butterflies, birds and/or plant native plants to our area. We will continue to get in new trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals every week, so let our gardeners help you with your selections.
father’s day gift guide
Father's Day is just around the corner! Make sure you have the perfect gift. Here are just a few ideas straight from our store that are sure to make any dad smile:
- birdhouses and feeders (for the bird-lover)
- Blue Q socks
- gardening tools
Gift cards from GSCO also make a great gift!
What’s happening in the garden in june
Pinch back annuals such as Fuchsias, Geraniums, Cosmos, or any other plants that might be getting a little leggy.
Pinch your Chrysanthemums to encourage them to be bushier and have more blossoms in the fall. Pinch them again as they grow every 6 inches or so.
This is an excellent month to pick out a few new perennials, and plant them in the garden. How about some native perennials or a pollinator garden? Ask our gardeners for a list of recommended plants.
Check your Roses and garden plants for mildew, aphids, black-spot or other disease problems or insect infestations. If they appear, take steps to control them right away. To be proactive, consider a systemic fungicide, miticide and insecticide like Bonide's Rose Shield or Ferti-Lome's Triple Action to prevent problems.
Roses need to be fertilized each month through the summer. Make sure your climbing roses are securely tied into position. Prune them after blooming.
Don't forget to fertilize your annuals to encourage continued flowering. Espoma's Organic Plant Tone is a good choice.
Wait to remove dead foliage from your spring flowering bulbs, until they have died back naturally.
Stake tall flowers to keep them from blowing over in the wind. Add a stake to each planting hole as you're transplanting, and tie the stem loosely to the stake as the plant grows.
As the temperatures increase, your container grown plants may need daily watering especially if the pots are exposed to the drying sunlight. Water each container well, until the water saturates the soil and drains out the bottom. Be especially vigilant with hanging baskets. A good trick for hanging baskets is to water thoroughly once, wait 5 minutes and water again.
If you haven't already done so, start any of the warm weather vegetables (Corn, Beans, Peppers, Egg Plant, Tomatoes, Squash, Pumpkins, etc.) as soon as possible. Don't forget to fertilize with natural products from Happy Frog and Espoma.
deer resistant annuals and perennials
Deer can cause a lot of problems for you and your plants this time of year. To keep your garden looking its best, consider planting deer resistant annuals and perennials. Here are a few options to keep the deer away and ensure your garden continues to look beautiful throughout the summer months...
Cast Iron Plant