June Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The June flower is the rose. Fertilize flowers and vegetables. Stake or cage tomato plants, dahlias, glads, etc. Deadhead faded blooms Prune Evergreens and hedges Weed and water garden beds regularly Treat annual flowers with fertilizer Remove faded rose blooms Fertilize roses after peak blooms Make homes in the garden for insect-eating toads Mulch garden…

May Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The May flower is the Hawthorn. Remove faded flower heads of tulips and daffodils. Let stems die down before removal. Prune Shrubs and Trees after flowering Transfer bedding annuals to an outdoor cold frame Harden off seedlings before planting Start regular hoeing and hand weeding preparation of garden beds Continue to plant cold crop favourites…

March Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The March flower is the violet. Eliminate overwintering insects and diseases on fruit trees and deciduous ornamentals with dormant spray. Check the yard for winter damage i.e. heaved plants and broken branches. Start tomatoes, lettuce and other fast growers indoors later this month. Prune summer flowering shrubs and vines. Order summer-flowering bulbs Loosen up packed…