Summer Garden Guide: June tasks

June Summer Garden Survival Guide

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.

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Week 1

Soil

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.
Treat damage to your shed

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

Dig over garden beds

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

Shred your Christmas tree

Week 2

Weed 1

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.

Treat damage to your shed

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

Dig over garden beds

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!

Shred your Christmas tree

Week 3

Weed 1

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.

Treat damage to your shed

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

Dig over garden beds

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.

Shred your Christmas tree

Week 4

Weed 1

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

Treat damage to your shed
If you want a thicker and fuller bloom this summer, be sure to pinch out shoot tips to encourage branching.
Dig over garden beds

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.

Shred your Christmas tree
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