Gardener’s To-Do List: June Edition

A zone-by-zone checklist for the beginning of summer.

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June To-Do List for Zone 10Zone 10

  • Feed fast-growing bananas and summer-flowering perennials, such as hibiscus and ixora, with compost to prepare them for upcoming bloom.
  • Clean up debris beneath mangoes to prevent anthracnose (fungal) disease; for bad infections, spray with copper solution.
  • Prune cassia trees, royal poinciana, bougainvillea, and jasmine after they bloom.
  • Prune tropical fruits after the harvest this month.
  • Kill pests and disease in vacant beds by covering moist soil with clear plastic for several weeks.
     

Photo: Christa Neu

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