July Lawn & Garden Tips
In the Garden
- Water Wisely. During dry weather, continue to keep the garden adequately watered. Remember, a weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation.
- Thank you very mulch. Conserve water, relieve plant stress and control weeds by applying a 2-inch thick layer of mulch.
- Now is the perfect time to plant all tropicals. Water well and they’ll thrive in the heat.
- When the going gets hot, plant heat loving annuals. Alyssum, celosia, lobelia, nierembergia and petunias will provide color into fall.
- Come and get it! Feed perennials and annuals to keep them blooming. E.B. Stone Rose and Flower Food is organic, so you won’t need to worry about burning in the heat.
In the House
- Bring in Blooms. Don’t be afraid to cut blooms from your garden to make fresh, fragrant flower arrangements.
- Feeding Time. Continue feeding your houseplants monthly.
For the Lawn
- Water in the AM. Water your lawn in the early morning. Turf will have time to dry off before night, preventing disease.
- Move it Up and Keep It Sharp. Raise the mower blade up a notch and sharpen the blade. Taller grass can withstand dry weather and a grass blade with a clean cut needs less water.
For the Birds
- Bath Time. Keep birdbaths clean and full, especially this time of year.