July gardening tips
Summer is in full swing…
July is one of the warmest months in the calendar and when gardens can be enjoyed for lazy summer reading, lunchtime BBQ’s and evening soiree’s. This is the time where you’ll want your garden looking it’s best and in order to do so you need to be on high alert for weeds, pests and parched plants.
What to do in the garden in July
Plants and Flowers
Keep weeds at bay by weeding regularly, keep plants and flowers well watered in the summer’s heat, and deadhead any flowers that need it to keep those blooms coming.
July should see the first crops of fruit plants and trees flourish. Protect them with netting to avoid all that hard work going to waste by them being devoured by cheeky birds or pesky snails. Apricots, peaches and nectarines should be ripe for the plucking in July.
Juicy courgettes should be ready to be harvested now – make sure you get to them before they turn into marrows.
Top 5 gardening tasks for July
- Keep your eye on wilting plants and flowers, particularly delicate climbers such as clematis and treat them accordingly.
- Pay attention to ponds and water features and clear any algae or debris that has built up in them.
- Get ahead of the game by ordering catalogues to peruse and plan for spring next year.
- Give your grass a good lawn feed to keep it lush and healthy looking.
- Don’t forget about your houseplants – keep them well watered and make sure they are cared for if you go away on holiday too.
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