Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

With the Summer season upon us, there is so much that you can do in your garden! From caring for spring-flowering plants, to making sure your fruit and veg are harvested on time, and even keeping an eye on those sneaky pests that always find their way in.

Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

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Summer Garden Guide June.pdf

Week 1

By now the weather should be warming up a lot. Take extra care of the plants in your greenhouse – open vents on warmer days and shade them when possible to keep plants at a good temperature.

Prune your spring-flowering shrubs to keep them going through summer.

Deadhead any flowers and borders to keep your garden looking smart and trimmed and prevent the risk of weeds creeping through.

Week 2

Any tall plants can be tied to stakes this month to stop them falling over. This will help them grow neatly over summer, giving them the best chance of blooming.

Move hanging baskets out of cover so they can flourish in the sun.

Birds will be making more of an appearance in your garden over summer. Be sure to keep putting food out for them to keep them coming back and helping your plants out!

Week 3

Plant out summer bedding now, ready to move container plants into later on. Make sure it is kept well watered in these early stages for best results.

Make sure you protect any crops you need to with fruit cages or netting to keep pests, squirrels and birds away from your crops.

Be sure to use your decking for any container plants to give it a more colourful feel. This is perfect if you’re planning on spending time outside at weekends or evenings.

Week 4

Any salad crops that were planted earlier in the year can now be harvested. Perfect timing for a summer salad full of colour.

If you want a thicker and fuller bloom this summer, be sure to pinch out shoot tips to encourage branching.

Don’t forget about your houseplants! Keep an eye out for any signs of disease or damage to keep your house as colourful as your garden.