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On the Down the Garden Path Podcast, landscape designer Joanne Shaw discusses down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes. She believes it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

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May 29, 2023

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.

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

Aquascape