Caring For Our Place on the Prairie
JUNE TO DO LIST
• Pinch back fall-blooming perennials until the 4th of July.
• First blossoms on squash, pumpkin and cucumbers will drop without setting fruit; nothing to worry about.
• Prune flowering shrubs after blooming.
• Continue adding to and turning compost.
When possible, apply water below the foliage of the plant using trickle or drip irrigation. Irrigate the lawn deeply and as infrequently as possible; this increases the lawn's drought resistance.
Irrigate the lawn only when needed; that is, when footprints or mower tracks become easily visible and do not "spring back" within 30 minutes.