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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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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