Thin out fruit on heavily-laden fruit trees.

Thin out fruit on heavily-laden fruit trees.

July

Use a soaker hose to water trees. Water slowly and deeply once every other week in the absence of rain. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Pinch back mums every 10 days until mid-month. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Weed the garden and apply mulch where needed. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Prune climbing roses after blooms fade. Fertilize and keep well watered. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Side dress vegetables plants with a 5-10-5 fertilizer and water in. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Fertilize zoysia lawns in July. Other turf should wait until Labor Day. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Divide bearded Iris. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Deadhead flowering plants for prolific blooming and feed with a fertilizer one with a higher middle number.


Plant gladiolus bulbs up to the 15th of the month.


Keep tomatoes watered regularly to avoid blossom-end rot. Check the plants for hornworms. Remove by hand. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Use fresh herbs in salads. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Stake tall slender plants.


Examine your "vacationing" houseplants to be sure their needs are being met. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Sow cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, & radish for a fall crop. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Pick flowers for dried bouquets late in the afternoon when moisture levels are lowest.


Cut and preserve fresh herbs for winter use. They can be frozen or dried. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Any hedge shearing should be finished by mid-month. After that, use only hand clippers. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


When using electrical home and garden tools, keep the tool's cord and extension cord out of the pathway of the tool. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Thin out fruit on heavily-laden fruit trees. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Plant gladiolus up to the 15th.


Be on the watch for beneficial insects. Be sure not to injure them. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Don't let anyone smoke near your garden or handle plants before washing hands thoroughly. The tobacco residue can spread tobacco mosaic virus.


Cut yews and other hedges no later than July 15th. For more information, see our fact sheet on this topic.


Turn your compost pile regularly and keep it moist.

Last updated February 14, 2017