June Garden Tips

Rose Bush Care

Choose the Right Site for your Rose Bush.

Rose bushes love sun all season long. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sun each day and plant in well-drained, fertile soil.

Watering Needs

Roses require at least an inch of water weekly throughout their growing season, beginning in spring or following spring planting. Avoid overhead watering and water these plants at the soil line using soaker hoses or similar means.

Plant Disease

Rose bushes are very susceptible to fungal infections, such as black spot and powdery mildew, especially when their foliage is kept too wet.


Purchase Organic Neem Oil at Zaino’s Nursery and regularly apply to your roses over the summer. It will repel insects like Japanese Beetles and minimize black spot, powdery mildew, and other rose diseases. It can also be used as a dormant spray to control overwintering eggs of various insect pests.

Fertilizer Needs

Fertilizer for roses can be applied in spring and continued throughout the growing season, following the label instructions carefully.


Feed your rose bushes with Rose Tone.
For best flower production feed monthly through the growing season – often May through September.

Apply 1-1/4 cup around each plant and scratch into the top inch of soil.


Mulching your rose bush will help to retain moisture and may also offer some winter protection.


Pruning takes place in early spring. Make cuts about 1/4 inch above the bud eyes and prune out any twiggy or unhealthy branches.

Late Spring/Early Summer Lawn Care

Continue with The New American Lawn program by Jonathon Green

Last Spring
(May – June)
Apply Green-Up Weed and Feed to feed the lawn and kill over 250 broadleaf weeds like dandelions, chickweed, clover, and oxalis.
(For best results the lawn must be wet when Green-Up Weed and Feed is applied with two consecutive dry days to follow.)