Tick-seed is a popular summer perennial now blooming during June.
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As we welcome in summer, our gardens are now in full swing. With summer weather we have to keep our gardens watered regularly and be on the lookout for insect and disease problems. Below are gardening tips to help your garden grow through the month of June.
- Mowing at the correct height and frequency is one of the most important things you can do to keep your lawn thick and weed free. Different turf types have different ideal mowing heights. Centipede, bermuda and zoysia lawns are best kept at 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches. St. Augustine lawns need to mowed at 3 inches to 4 inches high.
- If you use any broadleaf weed killer containing 2-4-D, buy two sprayers and use one for herbicides and the other for insecticides and fertilizers. Label the sprayers with permanent markers so the use is obvious to prevent accidentally spraying a herbicide on wanted plants.
- Seeds of centipede, bermuda, and certain varieties of zoysia can be sown in June but need frequent watering to germinate. Do not allow grass seed to dry out after being sown. St. Augustine grass cannot be established by seed.
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