July Garden Tips

As summer settles in and we eagerly await the cooler days of fall, the heat and humidity can make yard work less appealing. Despite this, tending to your garden now is crucial. Here are our July garden tips:

1. Mid-Season Feeding
As plants may start showing signs of fatigue, consider giving them a boost with fertilizer or a layer of compost. This will sustain their health and vigor through the coming months.

2. Pruning and Deadheading
Revitalize your plants by pruning tired growth and deadheading spent blooms. This not only improves their appearance but also encourages more flowering, especially when supplemented with fertilizer or compost.

3. Monitoring Pests
With increased insect activity during summer, regularly inspect your plants for pests like mealybugs, aphids, and Japanese beetles. Use a systemic insecticide for long-term control and an insecticidal spray for immediate impact.

4. Managing Watering
Despite sporadic summer storms, be cautious not to overwater your plants. Invest in a rain gauge to track rainfall accurately and adjust watering schedules accordingly to avoid waterlogging.

5. Weed Management
Stay vigilant with weed control, as they can quickly overwhelm your garden. Regularly remove weeds to prevent them from competing with your plants for nutrients and space.

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