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May Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
|June is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Spring and Summer.
In the orchard
Summer prune deciduous fruit trees to improve light penetration and air circulation. Also cut back new shoot growth above the desired tree height. Watch our summer pruning video.
See more June orchard activities.
The vegetable garden
Vegetable plants are beginning to set fruit, but something’s not quite right. Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers.
Also visit our Tips for June.
Whether you use it for cooking, scent or landscape beauty, learn more about growing Lavender.
Amendment or mulch? Learn the difference and ways each will improve your soil and make your plants thrive!
Harvest blueberries and cane berries.
See more tips for June.
Continued canopy management, powdery mildew control, irrigation and insects keep us busy this month.See what to do in June in your vineyard.
This highly destructive insect has been confirmed in Sacramento County areas of Arden-Arcade and Rancho Cordova.
Report suspected finds to the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner office or call the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899.
Read more on the Japanese beetle from UC IPM.
Asian citrus psyllid
The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening. For more:
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
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