June Birth Flower - Rose

Household Tips

  • Check air pressure in tires for better gas mileage.
  • Clean or replace heating filters
  • Oil air conditioner blower fan.
  • Clean filter of any window unit air conditioner.
  • Place a solid room deodorizer in return air vents to freshen air throughout the house.
  • To remove oil spots on driveway - saturate spot with paint thinner and before it evaporates cover with kitty litter, corn meal, sawdust or any other absorbent material. Sweep away the next day.
  • Sprinkle a cutting board with salt, then rub with a lemon wedge to remove stains.
  • Fertilize houseplants with Sure Bloom.

Lawn and Garden Tips

  • Apply Hummert Long lasting Dyna Green Fertilizer if not done in May or if Tobin Lawn doesn't do it for you :(. For weeds apply Gordon's Speedzone and add Spreader Sticker or Bonide Weed Beater Ultra (already has Spreader Sticker)
  • Apply Merit for White Grubs till July 15
  • Watch for bagworms feeding on many garden plants, but especially Juniper and Arborvitae. If needed spray with Dipel or Thuricide.
  • As soon as cucumber and squash vines start to run, begin spray treatments with liquid Eight to control cucumber beetles and squash vine borers.
  • Stop harvesting asparagus when the spears become thin.
  • Thinning overloaded fruit trees will result in larger and healthier fruits at harvest time. Thinned fruits should be a hands-width apart.
  • Water turf as needed to prevent drought stress.
  • Treat pill bugs (roly poly) and sow bugs outside with Triazicide.
  • Continue to treat roses with Bayer All-In-One Rose and Flower Care every 4 to 6 weeks.