June in the Midwestern Garden

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June in the Midwestern Garden

Indiana gardens are fantastic in June, especially during the early part of the month. We’re planting, weeding, mulching, and admiring all the blooms.

What To See in the June Garden

  • Salvias are blooming now, along with catmint, the last of the geranium, and the lavender. Coneflower is starting to open up too.
  • Fruit trees are developing their crops. Watch for apples to start gaining their red blush and raspberries to start developing fruit.
  • Butterflies are out in force. Look for them around weedy spots and near red, orange, and purple flowers.

June in the Midwestern Garden

What to Do This Month

June is a busy month for gardeners! Contact us for a free estimate for work in your Indianapolis garden.

Other Tasks in the June Organic Garden

  • Weeding. Weeds are growing fast this time of year! We prefer to weed with a garden knife or Japanese hoe, but long-handled hoes work well too.
  • Watering. For the first year after planting, gardens need 1″ of water a week. If we don’t have rain, you must supplement with watering. After the first year, they can usually go for a week or two without water before showing stress. But if your plants are drooping or looking dusty, water them! Use a a hose with a nozzle or a watering can and water at the soil line.
  • Deadhead flowers to keep them blooming.
  • Finish harvesting your spring crops.
  • Continue succession planting of beans, carrots, sweet corn, and melons for fall harvest.
  • Keep mowing the lawn at 3” or higher, and mow in late afternoon or early evening to conserve soil moisture. Leave clippings on lawn. If the grass is extremely long, rake the clippings and add them to the compost pile.