Deadhead Perennial Flowers
Feed , water and deadhead summer bedding plants regularly. Prune wisteria, box hedges, honeysuckle and bay laurel.
July is prime time to thin out dense crops by removing any excess or damaged fruits from your plants. It is important to water at the base of your trees, shrubs and perennials that were planted in the spring. Avoid getting the leaves wet as this will encourage fungal diseases. Gardens like an inch of rain a week. Is yours getting enough?
Mow your lawn once a week to keep it in good shape. Water your lawn regularly to prevent it from drying out during the hotter months. If your ground is dry, spike it gently with a garden fork beforev watering to help the penetration of the water.
Collect the seeds of flowers that you want to grow next year. Store them in paper bags or envelopes. Label with name, date and store in a cool dry place.
Care for Birds
Clean and fill birdbaths and feeders. Avoid pruning your hedges until the end of August as this is the main breeding time for birds. Conifers provide nesting sites for them.
Don’t let the weeds win! Keep Weeding.