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A perfect summer day is when the sun is
shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
-   James Dent

Summer is in full swing, so below is a list of some of the gardening jobs to get done in July.

  • Weed and deadhead plants regularly, checking for
    pests and diseases at the same time.
  • Mulch while the soil is moist to reduce the need
    for watering and to keep down weeds.
  • Check regularly to see if new plants need water.
    New plantings are all particularly vulnerable and may need water every
    day.
  • Mow the lawn weekly or more often if necessary;
    frequent mowing encourages dense growth.
  • Adjust supports as plants grow.
  • Don’t stop weeding!
  • Top up garden pools to replace water lost
    through evaporation.
  • Prune summer-flowering deciduous shrubs over
    three years old as they finish flowering.
  • Plant autumn-flowering bulbs such as amaryllis,
    nerines, colchicums and autumn crocuses.
  • Water plants growing in containers
    regularly.

 

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