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    It has been said that June is the gateway to summer. With that comes many opportunities to be out in the yard and garden. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks for June as well as links for tips and further information.

    Tasks

    • Harvesting of asparagus spears should stop in early June to allow the fronds to form for the rest of the growing season.
    • Prune tomatoes to open the canopy of the plant.
    • Consider drip irrigation in the garden to conserve water.
    • Consider planting sweet corn in the garden every other week (until early July) to extend the harvest.
    • Prune spring-flowering shrubs (those that bloom before June) after they have bloomed to encourage new flower buds for next season.
    • Deadhead (cut off) spent blossoms of perennial and annual flowers.
    • Thin the fruit of apples, peaches and apricots to approximately one fruit in every five to six inches.
    • Apply a second application of pre-emergent herbicides in early June to control annual weeds in the lawn such as crabgrass and spurge.
    • Turf grass only needs 1-1 ½ inches of irrigation per week. Click here for irrigation needs in your area.

    Pests and Problems

    • Monitor vegetables and herbs for earwig damage.
    • Protect ash trees with a registered chemical to prevent lilac/ash borer damage.
    • Control Codling moth in apples and pears to reduce wormy fruit. For specific timing, see the Utah Pests Advisories.
    • Treat for powdery mildew on apples when leaves are emerging (at 1/2 inch green) until June.
    • Watch for insect pests in raspberries from mid-May thru early June. For specific timing, see the Utah Pests Advisories.
    • Control the Western cherry fruit fly when fruit changes color from straw color to pink to avoid maggots in cherries.
    • Control the Peach twig borer in peaches, nectarines and apricot trees. For specific timing see the Utah Pests Advisories.
    • Monitor for damaging turf grass insects. In areas previously damaged, consider a preventative (systemic) insecticide.

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