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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