Direct sow warm season veggies like corn, beans, cukes and squash and flowering annuals like nasturtium, cosmos etc.
Spring Bulbs –Cut flower stems of tulips/daffodils etc & allow leaves to grow, returning energy to the bulb. Divide & re-plant tulips if flowers were absent or very small & other bulbs if they are too crowded.
Houseplants – Gradually bring outside for a ‘holiday’ to a shady protected area, then move to suitable sun or shade location as needed.
Aphids–plant Alyssum near problem plants to attract hover flies which are basically aphid assassins!
Japanese Beetles -make their appearance in June. Take necessary steps for control: hand pick, knock into a bucket of soapy water, or use a hand vacuum to suck them up!
Gypsy Moth: Wrap tree trunks with burlap bands or sticky bands in early June to trap the older gypsy moth caterpillar as it treks from the canopy to hiding places on the ground. Remove trapped caterpillars daily.
Remember that not all ‘bugs’ are pests. Most bugs eat other bugs & birds need insects to feed their young. Many plants can survive minor infestations of insects, so avoid reaching for sprays which kill beneficial insects and keep your garden in balance.