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-Apply mulch to the bases of plants to cut down on weeds and reduce the need to water.
-Give special care to your hanging baskets as it begins to heat up. Check them twice a day (morning and evening) to see if they need water. Soak them until water runs out the bottom holes.
-Remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials to extend their blooming season.
-Feed your flowering and fruiting plants with a high phosphorus fertilizer (a high middle number). For an organic alternative try a fish emulsion.
-Do not remove the still green leaves from spring flowering bulbs. They are energizing the bulb for next year.
-Watch your petunias and geraniums carefully for the dreaded budworm. These nasty guys will eat the blooms off your plants. We recommend a systemic insecticide to get rid of them.
- This is the month to begin removing suckers and water sprouts from your fruit trees.
-Fertilize your lawn as needed.