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TLC Flagship Garden Center - Memorial

105 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

(405) 751-0630

Monday-Saturday | 9am to 6pm
Sunday | 11am to 6pm

TLC Northwest

8208 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

(405) 720-0091

Monday-Saturday | 9am to 6pm
Sunday | 11am to 6pm

June Lawn & Garden Checklist

  • June is still a good time to plant colorful summer annuals, such as Lantana, Penta, Angelonia, Purslane, Portulaca (rose moss), Periwinkle, Begonia, etc.
  • Most shrubs, trees, perennials, and ground covers may still be planted in June as long as adequately watered. Crapemyrtle, Althaea, Vitex, and Desert Willow provide excellent summer blooms. Fertilize new plantings with Fertilome Root Stimulator.
  • Hibiscus, Esperanza, Plumbago, Bougainvillea, etc. also provide great summer color for the patio and yard.
  • Fresh Herbs for Cooking. Plant herbs in a sunny spot close to your kitchen door. Basil, Oregano, Thyme, and Rosemary are easy to grow and great for cooking.
  • Spraying tomato blooms with Bonide Tomato & Blossom Set Spray will help plants set fruit during hot weather. Also if tomato fruit is brown on the bottom, apply Hi-yield Calcium Nitrate or Foli-Cal Calcium Concentrate.
  • Mulch, Mulch. Mulch to keep weeds down and increase water retention in landscape beds and gardens. Use Western Red Cedar Mulch, Grade A Cypress Mulch, or Pecan Hulls.
  • During dry weather, be sure to keep the garden adequately watered. A weekly deep, soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10 am to avoid evaporation.
  • Pinch back leggy annuals and remove old blooms, also called Deadheading, to encourage new growth and blooms. Fertilize with TLC Garden Max or Espoma Organic Flower-Tone and water regularly.
  • Fertilize Bermuda grass lawns every 6-8 weeks with TLC Premium Lawn Food.
  • June is a great time to plant Bermuda Grass Seed for sunny lawn areas.
  • Crabgrass is actively growing now. Spray lawn areas with Bio Advanced All-In-One Lawn Weed & Crabgrass Killer and spray flower and shrub beds with Ortho Grass-B-Gon.
  • Kill most common lawn pests, including ants, fleas, ticks, and grubs with Bio Advanced Complete Insect Killer.
  • Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement.
  • Insect activity and damage is commonly found in June. Keep a close eye on all plants and bring samples of insects or damage to TLC Garden Centers for diagnosis.

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