In a few weeks, we will celebrate the official start to summer on June 21.
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the varieties of plants that you plant after this point will usually become fall crops.
Here are some helpful tips to growing a successful garden as we transition from spring into summer.
Practice integrated pest management in your landscape. Do not spray your trees and shrubs preventively. This kills the predators and parasitoids that are helping to keep destructive pests under control.
Water newly planted trees and shrubs until they become established, for about two years, especially in the summer and fall. Water deeply by allowing it to soak into the soil directly underneath and around the root ball. Check the depth of water penetration into the soil by digging a small hole after watering. It should be moist about 6 inches down. A 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch is helpful. Keep