June Stroll & Gardening Chores



Strolling my garden this morning with coffee cup in hand.
Assessing and appreciating how things look in June.
June is a beautiful month in Texas. 
It's hot now, it was 94 yesterday, and we've had plenty of rain so all the plants are thriving.

June gardening chores, zone 8A, spirea, hummingbirds,

There are chores with all things you love.
What to do this month in the garden? We live in gardening zone 8A and knowing that little tidbit helps me determine what's important right now.  This month we fertilize, dead head, continue planting annuals and perennials. We can also plant grass, trees, and bushes with care.

June gardening chores, zone 8A, daisies, water gardens, ponds, algae

Mulch, mulch, mulch if you live where water is hard to come by.
Mulch reduces moisture loss and weeds. I think mulch looks good too.

If you are a pond owner, watch out for algae growth.
Our pond is one month old and the algae is already taking over. Ugh!

June gardening chores, zone 8A, Guara, Autumn Joy Sedum, spirea, Miracle Gro, fertilize and deadhead

I love to walk around sprinkling plants with  Miracle-Gro and water. 
This combo is easy for me and it works.

Remember, there's not one answer for everyone...you need some awareness of where you live. 
Is your yard shady or sunny? Do you live in a microclimate? Is it a drought year? 

Gardening is really so easy if you just pay attention. :)

28 comments

Manu said...

Stacey, your garden looks so full of colors and happiness!
Have a great day!

Lisa said...

Everything is looking so good! The rain made all the plants so lush and green. I'm hoping we're done with the drought.

Kim said...

Your yard is lovely and looks so pretty! We have full sun all day. It's a struggle to keep our yard blooming, I have to really think about the plants I choose...and yes, algae in the pond. Ugh. Every year...

Life As The Coats said...

You yard looks absolutely beautiful! We just had a bunch of rain so our yard is nice and green and out flowers I planted are looking great!

Simply LKJ said...

Gorgeous photos. Have y'all used barley straw extract or barley bales before. Helps tremendously with algae bloom.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a special morning you had strolling about, I know it felt good.
Your garden is lovely.
Jemma

Eilis said...

Lucky garden that has you to care for it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Super hot here too and the algae has taken over our pond too. Working on a new filter right now.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Since moving to the Denver, Colorado, area from New York City I've had to learn about what I can grow here. We are near the foothills so we have frequent wild animal visitors who like to munch on flowers ad shrubs. I try to buy deer resistant plants and ones that can tolerate warm summer days but cool nights. My biggest success has been with lavender--it seems to thrive here!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love gardening and miss is so much. That is one of the reason we are selling our current house after only one year.

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Love the colors.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your garden looks wonderful and I'm so gad your guys are getting rain. Temps over the high 80's, at lest with humidity keeps me indoors and everything seems to droop. I use plant food granules, can't remember the name but they really make my plants get huge and gorgeous!

Jane

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have some lovely blooms here :) I tried to comment the other day on your kitchen and that spam protector thing was on with the pictures and they were so hard to figure out I couldn't get through...hoping today for some easier ones, lol!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Everything is looking great, Stacey. One of my sons helped me lay down mulch last weekend. Thankfully,he carried all those heavy bags, split them open and poured. I mostly just helped spread it out. As for the algae, I found a new product, which is an algaecide. My little pond doesn't have fish, and it is now sparkling. I did have it professionally cleaned first because I had never done that.
Happy gardening!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I wandered in my city yard yesterday...being gone for over a week means there's much to do. I need to finish my patio and weed and I'd like to plant some zinnias (something are the ones I planted) and so on.
I hope you can get the algae under control, Stacey. It really messes up the way a pond looks. Have toads yet? :-) I do love ponds!
Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs,
Cecilia

Laurie Ritchey said...


Oh, how pretty everything looks. Delightful garden tour, Stacey.

Jeanie said...

Amen to mulch! It helps keep the weeds down and you're right about the water. We aren't in as much of a (normally) drought area as you are but when I travel a lot I can't always count on the weather to water the garden! It really helps!

Happy Thursday!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Stacy, Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I try to pay attention to all that stuff but sometimes I just want what I want in my garden and I wing it! Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't :-) Your garden looks like you are doing everything right!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your garden is so pretty and so far ahead of mine. Ours is finally taking off and I love going out in the morning with a cup of coffee and seeing what is blooming, what is growing and even what needs weeding. We mulch heavily so there aren't usually a lot of weeds to contend with. In about a month our garden will be blooming like yours!

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, what a pleasure to stroll in your garden with coffee cup in hand. I do that most mornings. Beautiful thriving garden, we need more rain! Great tips! Happy weekend!

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Love this! Thanks for taking me on the stroll. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.

Jennifer

Vel Criste said...

I seriously need to try this stuff Stacey! Your plants and garden always look soooo lovely!

Jen Kershner said...

Your gardens look gorgeous! It's so much work but it sure is a labor of love!

Jann Olson said...

You have a beautiful garden Stacey! June is a busy month here as well. Lots of cutting back of perennials and deadheading. I have a fetish about algae so I put a bit of bleach in our pondless waterfall now and then. It's keeps the water clean and clear. The downside is, no pond plants or fish. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, your garden looks lovely and since we're in the same zone, I'm doing a few of the same garden chores. Believe it or not we actually got some rain on Saturday. Unexpected, but much appreciated. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A garden is a never ending story and your looks wonderful.

Christine Graves said...

Its never ending isn't it! But your hard work is paying off, your flowers are beautiful! I think I read somewhere that there are fish you can add to a pond that help to keep algae at bay? I don't have a pond, but maybe it's an option? I hate to think that a beautiful pond is going to be one of those garden treasures that becomes the bane of existence....lol