Discover three stunning perennials that can elevate your garden and bring joy to your gardening endeavors this season. Take a closer look:
- Yarrow: Thriving in sandy soil and full sun, Yarrow is well-suited for drought-prone areas. With its rapid spreading habit, it creates a remarkable impact in the garden.
- Balloon Flower: Sporting beautiful purple blooms that balloon before opening, this perennial performs well in the Wisconsin area (zones 4 and 5). Consider staking it to showcase its tall and straight growth, adding charm to your garden.
- Aster: Are you seeking to attract more butterflies and pollinators? Look no further than Aster. With slightly moist soil and proper care, it can reach impressive heights of 6 to 8 feet. This versatile perennial thrives in various light conditions, making it a delightful choice for your garden.
If June is your preferred month for planting shrubs, ensure you have a well-planned watering schedule in place. Nothing is more disheartening than returning from a weekend getaway to find your newly planted shrubs wilted beyond recovery. If you’ll be away for an extended period, consider asking a neighbor, friend, or family member to tend to your yard. Additionally, shrubs that have already bloomed early, such as Forsythia and certain lilac species, can now be pruned. However, remember that premature pruning may hinder or shorten their flowering potential for the current season.
Are unsightly tent worms infesting your trees? It is crucial to address them properly before they spread and cause extensive damage. Avoid cutting them out unless you plan on immediately burning them or sealing them in an airtight bag to dry out in the sun. Dispose of the bag of dead worms in your trash. Cutting out tent worms without killing and disposing of them can lead to their proliferation and the destruction of other trees. A more convenient method to deal with tent worms before they hatch is to drench their nests using a spray tank and an insecticide containing permethrin, bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, and/or malathion.
To maintain a lush and healthy lawn during the hot summer months, occasional watering may be necessary. Contrary to popular belief, it is best to water your lawn early in the morning rather than around noon when it’s hottest. This allows the water to penetrate deep into the roots, where the turfgrass can efficiently absorb it.
Don’t miss out on these gardening tips and our special offers for June at Heritage Hill Nursery, Inc. Visit our garden center and start enhancing your outdoor oasis today.