July Gardening Tip
July Gardening Tips
- Apply nitrogen to potatoes and sweet corn in the garden, as needed.
- Harvest vegetables early in the morning or in the cool of the evening.
- Plant short-season vegetables such as peas, carrots and radishes (70 days or less) where space is available after harvesting.
- Apply a second cover spray in July to control codling moths in apple and pear trees. Check for updates here.
- Measure the amount of water the sprinklers are providing for the lawn. For information on performing a water audit, click here.
- Water the lawn with 1/1 2 to 2 inches of water per week in July and August. Avoid over-watering to satisfy one or two brown patches.
- Mow turfgrass 2 ½ to 3 inches long to prevent stress and help with weed control.
- Watch for grub damage in turfgrass, and apply a curative registered insecticide, if necessary.
- Feed roses with an all-purpose fertilizer.
- Apply borer control to the lower 1 foot of the base of stone fruit trees (peaches, plums, apricots). For more information about peach borer control, click here.
- Fertilize annual flowers and vegetables, especially potatoes and sweet corn.
- Deadhead perennials.
- Start planting cold crops for fall such as beets, cabbage, kale and lettuce.
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