I just received my monthly newsletter from the GardenShop, and in it they had a section called “July Gardening Guide”.
I thought I’d post those tips here, and encourage you to go pay their site a visit.
Of course, these tips relate to South Africa, so they may not be relevant to everybody.
July Gardening Guide courtesy of GardenShop
- Plant Lilium bulbs
- Feed your winter-flowering annuals with Multifeed Flowergro or Margaret Roberts Supercharger
- Water and fertilise plants, herbs and annuals in outdoor containers regularly
- Continue watering spring flowering shrubs regularly, at least once a week as they are starting to form buds for flowering in early spring
- In the Highveld continue to water Kikuyu lawn at least twice a month
- Water Citrus trees
- Prune roses from mid to end July, this will exclude Rambling and Old English roses that are forming buds now to flower in early spring
- Prune Hydrangeas from mid to end July
- Prune deciduous fruit trees
- July is the perfect time to carry out any maintenance work on your trees
- Protect your frost sensitive plants
- Repot indoor and outdoor container plants
- Improve soil structure by digging in generous amounts of compost and well rotted manure
- Continue mulching soil with compost, sawdust, bark chips and fallen leaves – this will prevent solid moisture loss and keep the roots warm through the winter
- Continue spreading insecticide granules around the base of your conifers
- Plant vegetable seedlings like cabbage, leeks, onions, moss-curled parsley, Swiss chard and spinach
- Plant flower seedlings like alyssum, cineraria, chrysanthemum, delphinium, primulas, primula obconica, phlox, petunia and viola
I hope you found these gardening tips useful and go subscribe to the GardenShop newsletter.