June in the Garden

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With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, But don’t let that keep you out of the garden; there’s plenty to be done. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing share their do’s and don’ts for your June garden so you can spend less time working on it and more time enjoying it.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt discuss what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing in the garden in June.

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • Lawn care for June: grubs, fertilizing, and mowing
  • Preparing for Japanese beetles
  • What vegetables we can plant in June
  • Growing, fruits, vegetables, and other hardy plant material in containers
  • How to amend troublesome soil
  • Best watering practices

Resources mentioned during the show

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden

Growing Exotic Apples with Susan Poizner of Orchard People

Water Garden Trends with Ernest Williams


Down the Garden Path Podcast

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario GardenIn their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. It’s now available on Amazon.

Don’t forget to check out Down the Garden Path on your favourite podcast app and subscribe! You can now catch the podcast on YouTube and Patreon.

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