What to do to a garden in July?Published Wednesday 15th July 2020
We will all be enjoying the height of summer come July, but that doesn’t mean all the gardening work is complete. In fact, there are a still a lot of jobs to do in order to maintain your garden’s beauty. Here’s what you can be doing in the garden during July.
Lawn Care During July
weather in July means you should be watering your lawn regularly. It is
especially important to water a newly seeded or recently turfed lawn. New lawns
are particularly at risk from drying out so if you do nothing else this July,
get the watering can out and get sprinkling!
If the hot
weather lasts an extended period of time, then a good tip to reduce the stress
on your grass is to set the mower blades a bit higher when you cut it.
It is a good
time to re-cut any lawn edges that are overgrowing, plus be sure to watch out
for weed growth spurts as well, as warm weather encourages them. There are lawn
weed killer products or you can do it the old fashioned way with your hands and
July is also
a good time to feed your lawn with a turf fertiliser to help maintain its lush
greenness throughout the rest of the summer and autumn. In fact, it may be one
of the last opportunities to fertilise your lawn and get the absolute maximum
benefit from the extra nutrients.
Flower Garden Tasks in July
plenty to do around the garden in July if you grow lots of flowers, such as
continuing to tie and train new growth on any climbing plants. You’ll want to cut
back faded perennial plants, as well as the likes of penstemon flowers
(beardtongues), hardy geraniums and delphiniums after the first bloom of
flowers as this will encourage new flowers to bloom.
baskets will likely need a bit of attention in July too. Cut them back to encourage
new flowers and foliage, and make sure to feed the baskets with a good
fertiliser or nutrient-rich compost afterwards.
pruning is a good idea as well, especially on plants such as lupins and deciduous
magnolia. Wisteria should have some of its side-shoots removed from the main
Vegetable Patch Jobs for July
Get rid of
emerging weeds regularly and as quickly as possible as they compete with your veggies
for both water and nutrients. Also try and clear out any diseased vegetation
and all the spent foliage around your vegetables to keep them as healthy as
If you have
laid new topsoil down, then check that it has settled well and doesn’t need any
topping up. If it does, then topsoil mini bulk bags are an option, or even just some
nutrient-rich compost will do the trick for smaller jobs.
If you want to buy topsoil bulk bags, then contact expert turf and
topsoil suppliers Springbridge Direct via our website or call today on 0845 370
1921 for more information.