1 June 2021
June Gardening Jobs
June signals the start of summer and longer days. June generally offers pleasant weather and is usually the first time we experience the earth really drying out in the garden. Our June Gardening Jobs include some on-trend garden projects, best practices for the month and what fruit, veg and flowers to sow & grow. Check out our May Tips for any last-minute maintenance!
Update your garden furniture
Give old furniture a good hose down and scrub ready for using this summer. Leave to dry naturally on the patio while deciding how to breathe new life into them. For tired-looking wooden furniture, try sanding it down and then applying weatherproof exterior paint to them. Metal furniture and pots can also be repainted in this way to give a fresh and clean look. Add new colourful cushions to seats and benches for an inviting and comfy seating area.
Create a garden cinema room
One of the hottest garden trends right now is back garden cinema! Find an area of the garden where you can hang a projector screen, this will determine your seating area. Adorn the floor with scatter cushions and cosy throws and a coffee table for the all-important snacks and drinks. Decorate further with twinkly lights and up-lights nestled in the plants. Keep warm by adding a fire pit or patio heater, creating a sociable and versatile living space throughout the dry months.
Sow, Grow & Maintain
- Give containers and hanging baskets a liquid feed once a week to encourage healthy and long-lasting colours.
- Pinch tips of bedding plants to encourage bushier growth.
- Cut back spring-flowering perennials to encourage new growth.
- Keep planting out summer flowers into pots and bedding, keeping them well watered.
Fruit & Vegetables
- Plant out tender vegetables from the greenhouse such as beans, courgettes, sweetcorn and tomatoes.
- Once a week feed fruiting and flowering plants with tomato feed.
- Sow herbs in a pot on the windowsil.
- Seek out snails especially in wet weather to keep down on pests.
- Plant out sweetcorn
- Cover soft fruits to protect berries from birds.
Top 3 June Gardening Jobs
The sunshine certainly brings everyone out into the garden, but as always there are a number of tasks to keep garden enthusiasts busy while the rest of the family enjoy the patio and barbecue.
1. Hoe Hoe Hoe
Tis the season to grab the hoe regularly, as the increased warmth and light gives everything in the garden a much-needed boost, but don’t forget this includes the weeds!
2. Careful Watering
Look out for the scorching hot days scattered throughout June and make sure you’re keeping everything well-watered. Use a water butt to conserve rainwater where possible.
3. Pest Control
Keep an eye on fruit and veg for signs of pests and deal with them quickly. Again, with the warmth and extra light bringing the whole garden to life, it inevitably brings some unwanted beasts such as the carrot fly into the proceedings.
Gardening in June Videos
We’ve collated a number of YouTube videos from reputable sources that all contain great June Gardening Tips.
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