June is an easygoing month in the Southern California garden. Your spring labors should be paying off, and the workload is slowing to an enjoyable pace.
Drought Survival for Your Lawn -- Check out our lawn drought-survival tips.
Deadheading 101 -- Continue to deadhead fading flower blossoms. Also cut back perennials where foliage has browned or become diseased to tidy them up.
Mulch Matters -- If you haven't already, apply a layer of mulch on flower beds and around trees and shrubs 2-3 inches around the base of plants. (Make sure it doesn't touch any part of the plants, however.) It reduces weeds, conserves moisture, and improves soil texture. Great stuff!
Feeding Roses and Fertilizing Annuals -- Fertilize roses, citrus trees, fuschias, avocado trees, vegetables, and flowers.
Fertilizing Plants -- Fertilize container plants.
Harvesting Vegetables -- Harvest veggies to keep them producing.