Looking for summer gardening tips? Find out what you should be doing in the garden this month with our top gardening tips for July!
What to do in the garden this month
The heat is on and your plants may be thirsty. Now is the time to stay on top of watering, especially new plants and container plants.
When watering the garden remember "deep and infrequently" is better than "often and shallow".
Let the water soak down at least 6 inches into the soil. Use VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Ties to bundle up your hose after watering to keep it out of the the way of mowers and trimmers.
Your tall perennial flowers, such as bee balm and phlox, maybe be growing great, but diseases can be lurking.
One of the biggest culprits is powdery mildew fungal disease. It turns the leaves white and eventually they fall off.
Prevent this disease by increasing air circulation. Use stakes and VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties to pull plants away from each other for better air flow. Also, spray a commercial, baking soda-based fungicide as a preventative.
It's hard to grow lettuce in the heat of summer, unless you get tricky. Try growing heat tolerate varieties, such as Romaine and Oakleaf varieties, and grow them in containers.
You can even grow then in a vertical garden right outside your kitchen door for a quick snack. Attach the vertical garden to your siding with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Fasteners.
Keeping your annual flowers deadheaded all summer will encourage them continue producing more flowers into fall. Annual flowers, such as geraniums, salvia, calendula and marigolds, will keep producing more flowers if deadheaded regularly.
Simply cut off spent flowers below the blossom. You can even save some seeds of some heirloom spent flowers in a bag for sowing in the garden next year.
Ready get your gardening gloves out? Pick up a pack of VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties if you'll be doing some gardening this month or stay on our blog for more gardening tips and advice!
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