New to gardening? Need a refresher on what should be done each month? Our Gardening by Month tips, tasks, and problems can help you out. Each month, we list common pests and diseases gardeners encounter, some helpful tips, and what tasks should be done at that time. Curious about a pest or problem listed? All issues listed that a gardener may encounter link to a factsheet about the issue, complete with a guide on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
It's important to keep in mind that certain problems can show up any time of the year or for longer than the months it is listed under. These tips, tasks, and problems are made with the St. Louis, Missouri, region in mind. However, most tips listed will be applicable to many zone 6 gardens and the Midwest region.