June Garden Tips


Fertilize early in the month, if not already done.

Apply a slow release fertilizer (Green Diamond 21-7-14) to your lawn and water in well, approximately 30 minutes per area.

ORGANIC: Milorganite, Lady Bug Lawn & Garden, Medina Growin’ Green

Plant New Grass

Lay new sod or Bermuda seed anytime this month.

Fix Yellow Spots

Apply Ironite or Hi-Yield Iron Plus to yellow spots in lawn.

ORGANIC: Texas Green Sand

Mow as required.

Keep St. Augustine cut to about 3”, Bermuda at 1” – 2”.

Watch for Chinch Bugs and Grub Worms.
Water well every 7 to 10 days.


All container grown trees, shrubs, vines.

It’s prime time to plant tropicals such as hibiscus, bougainvillea, ginger and palms.

Garden Guide: Water Wise Landscaping

  • Bougainvillea

  • Hibiscus

  • Ginger
Late spring and summer color:

Zinnias, periwinkles, purslane, moss rose, gomphrena, lantana, ruellia, penta, caladiums, coleus, angelonia and more.

  • zinnia
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    Moss Rose

  • Gomphrena
  • lantana

Sunflowers, morning glory, zinnias, and gomphrena.

  • Sunflower
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    Morning Glory
Caladium bulbs planted now will come up quickly for instant color.


  • Tomato & pepper plants

    Fertilize tomato and pepper plants regularly. Use Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0 or Miracle Gro for Tomatoes
    Organic: Rose Glo,
    Hasta Gro, Plant Tone

    Read: My Ugly Tomato Plant

  • Roses

    All roses with Rose Food or Bayer Rose & Flower Care
    Organic: Maestro Gro Rose Glo


    Fertilize all trees and shrubs with Gill Lawn and Garden Fertilizer, Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food
    Organic: Milorganite, Medina Growin’ Green or Lady Bug Lawn and Garden

  • Annuals and perennials

    Use Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules
    Organic: Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Rose Glo or Hasta Gro.

  • Azaleas, gardenias, and magnolias

    Use Azalea Food or Miracle Gro ACR for acid loving plants
    Organic: with Maestro Gro-Rose Glo or Medina Growin’ Green

  • Hibiscus and tropical bloomers

    Fertilize all tropical bloomers with Hibiscus Food
    Organic: Rose Glo or Hasta Gro

  • Citrus and Pecan trees

    Use Pecan, Citrus and Fruit Tree Fertilizer
    Organic: Lady Bug Lawn and Garden or Espoma Citrus Tone

  • Read: How do I keep My Plants Looking Healthy Through Our Summers?

    Read: Organic Fertilizers 101


  • Faded blooms to encourage new blooms – especially important on perennials, tropicals, and crape myrtles
  • Shrubs to maintain good form
  • Palms, if needed

Watch Out For

Chinch Bugs

  • Caterpillars

    Watch for caterpillars or their damage (chewed leaves). Use Liquid Seven.
    Organic: Thuricide, Spinosad

    Read: Texas Sage Eaten by Caterpillars?

  • Fungus, Powdery Mildew

    Use Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Systemic Fungicide
    Organic: Neem Oil, Serenade


    Treat with Bayer Complete, Spectracide Trazicide, Season Long Grub Control
    Organic: Nematodes

    Read: It’s Grubworm Time Again!


    Watch for Chinch bugs in lawns. Use Cyonara RTS, Spectracide Triazicide liquid or granules
    Organic: Diatomaceous Earth

    Read: Check For Chinch Bugs If Your Lawn Looks Dry Even Though You Know It’s Not!


    Use Liquid Sevin, Spectracide Triazicide, Cyonara, or Bonide Systemic
    Organic: Neem Oil, or Insecticidal Soap

    Read: Mealy Bugs are Here


    Use Spectracide Triazicide or Bonide Systemic
    Organic: Neem Oil, Spinosad
    Seaweed extract helps prevent them.

    Treat lawns with Spectracide Triazicide
    Organic: Spinosad, Diatomaceous Earth Crawling Insect Killer
  • Borers

    Borers in mesquites, cottonwoods, ash raintrees, chinaberry, and yucca. Organic: Spinosad


When watering during periods of windy dry conditions, it’s important to water slowly and deeply. Be sure to watch the spray of sprinklers and adjust accordingly with the wind.

Water all plants well after planting and regularly through the first year.
Plants will begin to use more water as they grow and bloom. Outdoor potted plants dry out quickly as do hanging baskets and small annuals. Check new plants daily for water needs, many will need water every day.

Mulch around trees and flowerbeds to conserve moisture.

Make arrangements for someone to water if leaving for more than 2 days (especially new plants).

Watch your perennials. Check soil moisture before watering. Many plants can die from over watering. Use a moisture meter when in doubt.