By June you've accomplished a lot, be sure and take a break for inspiration! Visit your local botanical garden to see the roses and perennials in bloom.
Trees and Shrubs
* Prune early flowering shrubs such as lilacs and forsythia after blooms have faded.
* Water trees and shrubs only as needed and remember to adhere to local water restrictions and guidelines.
* Visit a Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Assoc. member for assistance with selections.
Flowers, Ground Covers, Perennials, and Ornamental Grasses
* Remove foliage from spring-blooming bulbs after leaves have completely died back.
* Continue deadheading and weeding as needed. Deadhead or pinch back annual flowers to keep them bushy and full of blooms.
* Adjust your sprinkler so that established bluegrass lawns receive about 1 ½" of precipitation a week. Avoid water waste by monitoring how much water your sprinkler puts out and by setting your sprinkler to run in a way that avoids runoff away from the lawn.
* Raise your mowing height on cool season turf lawns (like bluegrass) to 3" and continue to mow as needed removing only 1/3 of the blade at each mowing.
* If you have a Buffalo grass or other warm season turf lawn, fertilize in late May or early June, right after the grass starts to green.