June 2023 Horticulture Newsletter

June 2023 Horticulture Newsletter

June 2023 Horticulture Newsletter

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June 2023 Pulaski County Home Horticulture Newsletter

Spring is over. It’s time to maintain plants and gardens.

And please remember to REGISTER for the programs you’d like to attend by scanning the QR codes or clicking on the graphic.

Raised Bed Gardening Series

Upcoming Events


June 7 — Horticulture Webinar Wednesday, 12:30pm (more info below)


June 14 — Horticulture Webinar Wednesday, 12:30pm (more info below)


June 15 — Art in Gardening 4H Club, 5:30pm, Pulaski Co Extension office


June 19Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association meeting, 7pm business meeting, 7:30pm program. Pulaski Co Extension Service office


June 20 — Culinary Herbs, 3:30pm, Shopville Branch Library


June 21 — Horticulture Webinar Wednesday, 12:30pm (more info below)


June 27 — Raised Bed Gardening Series: Crop Rotations & Companion Planting, 6pm, Pulaski Co Extension office


June 28 — Horticulture Webinar Wednesday, 12:30pm (more info below)


June 30 — Last day to register for Kristy’s Home Tweet Home 1st Annual Birdhouse Competition! (more info below)


July 8 — Kristy’s Home Tweet Home 1st Annual Birdhouse Competition, voting open to the public from 9am to noon. Cash prizes for adults and youth! See more below.




THE Resource for Home Vegetable Gardens in Kentucky

It’s vegetable gardening season so keep up the good work.  Click below to access UK’s great Extension publication ID-128, Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky



Houseplants arranged outside

Houseplant Pointers

Many of our houseplants enjoy a summer vacation outside the home.  Consider moving some of them outside and you’ll find that many will grow vigorously and rapidly!


Investing in some heavier pots that won’t tip over during storms or winds is a good idea.  


Be sure to acclimate them by moving them to a shadier location before moving them to more sunlight.

Learn More

Learn More


Master Gardener Updates

2023 Master Gardener Program


If you’d like to become an Extension Master Gardener, sign up today! The program will begin in September.


More Master Gardener Updates


Welcome to Kristy’s Home Tweet Home First Annual Birdhouse Contest


Build a birdhouse and win cash prizes!  Show off your creative side and build a whimsical birdhouse. We encourage the use of recycled and repurposed materials.

Cash Prizes & Gift Cards will be awarded for adults and youth


Start getting those creative ideas flowing now, and watch the LCMG Facebook page in the coming weeks for more details.



Learn more about the Master Gardener Program

Learn more about the Master Gardener Program


Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays

HWW has more great webinars slated for June 2023.  

June 7 — Blooming Wildflowers

June 14 — Japanese Beetles

June 21 —Talking Phalaenopsis

June 28 — Tropicals for Zone 6


As always, check out the vast library of recorded webinars.

You Tube HWW Archive

You Tube HWW Archive


Turf Care Tidbits

Once we get into the hot days of June, July , and August, no need for pesticide applications unless you are spot spraying here and there.


Also, no mowing when we have hot, droughty conditions!!


Turf with dandelions
UK Turf Information

UK Turf Information


Fire Ants

Fire ant mounds are unusually large, are composed of fluffy soil, and rarely have a hole at the top.


They have been in counties just to the south and east of Pulaski (McCreary and Whitley).


If you see a suspected mound of fire ants, contact the Pulaski County Extension office at 606-679-6361.

UK Fire Ant Publication

UK Fire Ant Publication


Fall Crops — Start Now!

We’ve just finished harvesting spring cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower and now it’s time to start them all over again.


Fall crops of these vegetables do much better than our spring crops. Plus they taste better due to a little nip in the air

Learn more about fall gardens

Learn more about fall gardens


It’s Always a Good Time to Soil Test


Soil quality determines your success as a gardener. Pulaski County residents get 25 soil analyses for FREE. Soil probes are also available to loan out. Call our office for more details 606-679-6361

Call the office now

Call the office now


Pine Straw — One Hazard to Remember

Pine straw is a very combustible material. If smokers will be around the pine straw, be sure they don’t throw cigarette butts in the mulch. Provide a bucket of sand for them to deposit their cigarette butts into.

Pine Straw Sales Information

Pine Straw Sales Information


June 7: Building Community Forestry Networks, What's Bugging My Tree?

June 14: Timber Treatments for Birds, Food Plot Program

June 21: Pollinator Month, Tree of the Week

June 28: Spotted Lanternfly, Tree of Heaven, Citizen Science Opportunity

Learn More

Learn More


Recipe of the Month

Take a deep dive into all the UK Plate It Up Kentucky Proud recipes by clicking the button below.

More Recipes

More Recipes

Easy Tortilla Breakfast Pizza recipe

Newsletter Archive

To access archived Extension newsletters, click here.

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