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Garden Articles
June 2017


Bob Westerfield beside corn.

For a Bountiful Harvest, Pick Often
by Sharon Omahen, UGA

The key to helping your home garden produce more vegetables is to pick, pick, pick. A University of Georgia horticulturist says the more often you harvest your crop, the more your garden will produce.

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Healthy Gardening
by Dan Gill

Gardening is a well-documented and beneficial form of exercise. It contributes to a healthy lifestyle, and I am always impressed when I meet gardeners in their seventies, eighties and even nineties that are still actively gardening.

Relax this summer.

Here are Some Secrets to Successful Summer Gardening
by Dan Gill

When Iím asked about what should be done in the garden this time of year, I generally reply, "As little as possible." The period from late June to mid-September is the most stressful time of the year for gardeners and their plants. Indeed, the summer season essentially defines the trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials we can grow successfully in our landscapes.

Purple Fountain Grass

June is for Perennials
by Bob Sampson

June is the perfect time to purchase and plant perennials.

New England aster.

Maintaining Perennials in the June and Summer Garden
by Perennial Plant Association

Adherence to a summer schedule of maintenance duties will enhance the beauty of the garden and allow perennials to flourish at optimum appearance.


Steveís Ten Turf Tips for a Healthy Summer Lawn
by The Plant Man, Steve Jones

Of all the plants in our landscape, it seems the one area that needs the most attention is the lawn. Trees and shrubs seem content to live pretty much without our constant attention. But ignore your lawn and before long youíre living in a wild meadow.

Zoysia lawn.

Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
by Ward Upham

June is the time to fertilize warm-season lawn grasses such as bermudagrass, buffalograss, and zoysiagrass. These species all thrive in warmer summer weather, so this is the time they respond best to fertilization.


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