July in the Garden

Garden tasks that you should be doing this July.

Kick back with a fresh cocktail this month and bask in the compliments you’ll receive on your beautiful backyard masterpiece. Much like last month, most of July’s tasks are basic maintenance and upkeep.

Deadhead spent blooms to keep your containers and baskets looking fresh and to promote more growth. Clean up any wild growth by pinching them back. If any of your annuals die on you, clear it out and add it to the compost. Don’t fret too much about it. It happens to the best of us.

Go through the garden at least a couple times a week to harvest any ripe fruits and veggies. Get creative with the recipes you make with your freshly picked produce! Did you know that you can make gummy candy from zucchinis? Be adventurous! And don’t forget to share.

Watering will be a big concern for your garden as the temps heat up. Make sure your plants are getting enough and there is consistent moisture throughout the soil. Also, a friendly reminder: if conditions get really dry, don’t be too concerned with watering your lawn. Let it go brown. It’s drought chic. Plus, grass will always bounce back once conditions get better.