June:
  • Birthday
  • Building materials on sale
  • Clean air filters.
  • Clean and seal decks. Ideally, you'll need three consecutive warm, sunny days. On day one, dry out the deck. Apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck on the second day and let it dry 24 hours. On the third day, apply deck sealer.
  • Clean lampshades, light shades or globes; dust light bulbs.
  • Clean lint from the entire clothes dryer vent system, from the dryer to the exterior vent cap
  • Control weeds by hand-pulling or hoeing
  • Cookware on sale
  • Dehead flowers to encourage more blooms
  • Empty & clean all closets, drawers & cabinets. Dust or wash china, crystal & knickknacks.
  • Father's Day
  • Fertilize & water annual flowers regularly to promote growth & abundance of blooms
  • Fishing & camping gear on sale
  • Gifts for Dad on sale
  • Give away or throw away unused or worn out articles
  • Harvest herb leaves for cooking or drying before flowering
  • Height of wedding season has stores courting brides-to-be. Get in on dishware discounts w/ or w/o the ring
  • Hire a certified chimney sweep to inspect and clean chimneys. Doing this task now instead of the fall allows plenty of time for repairs before the next heating season. It's also easier to schedule a sweep.
  • Inspect & repair or repaint all patio & deck furniture
  • Irrigate lawn in the morning
  • Mattresses on sale
  • Men's cologne on sale
  • Mulch trees & shrubs to conserve moisture & prevent weed competition
  • Plant tomatoes, eggplant, & peppers after last frost. Stake or cage tomatoes to discourage foliar diseases
  • Regular irrigation of tomatoes will help prevent or reduce problems with blossom-end-rot
  • Remove 3" of shoot tips of black & purple raspberry canes to encourage branching
  • Renovate June-bearing strawberry beds immediately after final harvest
  • Stagger plantings of beans & corn for extended harvest
  • Stop harvesting asparagus & rhubarb
  • Storm windows on sale
  • Straighten Hair
  • Summer
  • Summer clothing on sale
  • Summer items on sale
  • Televisions on sale
  • Thin seedlings to prevent overcrowding & weak growth
  • Wash houseplant leaves with warm, soapy water to remove dust
  • Wash the exterior of your house, using ordinary garden hose pressure and a mild detergent. Beware of the pressure washers they are powerful enough to force water under the siding where it may encourage mildew and rot.
  • Water vegetables weekly