Monthly Gardening To Dos

-Keep up on your weeding! Whether you have a set day for it or pick what you see as you walk by, make sure to get rid of as many as you can so they stop sucking nutrients away from your plants.
PHANTOM TIP! We love to weed after it's rained because everything pulls out much easier. 

-We've been lucky with the rain but make sure everything is getting adequate water. If we have more sunny days that spike into the 90s you definitely want to stay on top of it. If anything is flagging, meaning it looks sad and droopy like this, water it immediately.

-If you're moving your houseplants outside for the summer be sure to slowly acclimate them to a sunny spot. They should start off in a shady spot where you won't forget to water them. 

-Everyone's lawn is growing like crazy with all of the rain. It's better to cut your grass on a higher setting and more often than at a lower setting less often. This will help keep weed seeds from germinating.

-Now's the time to prune lilacs- cut off dead flowers and cut out all the suckers.

-Annuals - deadhead, deadhead, deadhead.

-Veggies - There's still time! It's a great time to plant cucumbers, squash, and beans from seeds. (Nasturtiums, Zinnias, and Sunflowers too!) It's not too late for peppers, eggplants or tomatoes!! Make sure you have them (and any other climbers) staked or caged. Lots of veggies can and should be grown in successions.

PHANTOM TIP! Sow seeds for crops like lettuces, spinach, broccoli, arugula, etc every 3-4 weeks to keep a harvest going all season.