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Plant Now: What to Plant in Late Spring


If you want Great Green Grass all summer long, apply bio-nutrients, fertilizer and targeted weed control to your tuft during the late spring. This will improve the cell structure of your grass and increase root vitality, which helps it to endure summer’s stressors, such as heat, disease, and drought.
Late spring is also the beginning of weed season. Without treatment, common weeds like wild onion, henbit and dandelions can quickly take over your lawn. Your tiny helpers (aka kids) can be put to work in the yard pulling weeds and keeping mulch in place. They’ll have a great time, we promise!

Trees & Shrubs

Late spring is a critical time for your trees and shrubs. This is when insects hatch, feed and look to reproduce. By applying an organic treatment to your trees and shrubs, you can protect emerging leaves from damage caused by grubs, mites, and surface-feeding insects. A second application can protect midseason growth from pests that have several life cycles. Also, watch out for early signs of disease and take care of them before they get worse.


Davidson County falls in Zone 6, which means June is the perfect time to plant melons and watermelons as well as potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. In June, you can go ahead and harvest the following vegetables:

  • Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce, Spinach, and Kale
  • Onion and Garlic
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Peppers

According to the Davidson Co. Master Gardeners, you want to water your grass, trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables less often, but more deeply in June. This will help the roots of your lawn and plants because established before the long summer ahead.