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Now summer is upon us; the time has come to take action if we want the garden to remain well-kept and lush! Both in the vegetable garden and in the garden there is a lot to work on. What are the June work in the garden and in the vegetable garden? In this regard, we give you a series of useful information to better manage your green space.
June work in the garden and in the vegetable garden, ornamental plants
- Mow the lawn regularly: in this period the turf grows very quickly. For more information, please refer to the article "How to take care of the lawn"
- Water all the ornamental plants regularly, making sure that the soil is always damp: in this period they need a lot of water but be careful of stagnant water to prevent the roots from rotting.
- Watering preferably early in the morning or in the evening
- Make sure the plants are not infested with pests or diseases: this is the period when plants are most exposed to such attacks.
- Regularly administer fertilizer to both plants and the lawn, calibrating the doses of minerals as appropriate: for flowering species, for example, an extra potassium in the form of liquid fertilizer will be needed, to be added to the watering can about every two weeks
- Carry out some trimming and mulch the soil where necessary: June is the right month to replenish the areas of thinned grass
June work in the garden and in the vegetable garden, pruning
There are some plants that need to be pruned regularly, starting with hedges and climbing plants. As for roses, you have to shorten the branches with the withered flowers. In any case, it is preferable not to intervene drastically and not to shorten the grass too much, in order to stem the damage of intense insolation.
June work in the garden and in the vegetable garden, vegetables
It certainly goes without saying that even the vegetable garden needs a lot of maintenance in this period: watering, mulching, fertilizing, harvesting, sowing.
Already in June we can harvest vegetables such as zucchini, aubergines, salad and the first tomatoes. Not to mention the small fruit plants like strawberries and raspberries.
In this period we can further enrich our cultivated space and consider sowing new seedlings. During the waxing moon we can for example sow the seeds of carrots, lettuce, radicchio and melon; with the waning moon instead of cucumbers, eggplants and tomatoes. Aromatic herbs are certainly also useful: now it's time to plant mint, sage, basil, bay leaf, thyme and dill