July Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The flower for July is the waterlily.

  • Fertilize annuals and vegetables
  • Weed! Weed! Weed! – shallow hoe gardens regularly
  • Continue to cut lawn high – cut grass no shorter than 3 inches
  • Snip off spent perennial blossoms to extend the bloom season
  • Prune shade trees
  • Remove old raspberry canes and trim back strawberry plants after fruiting
  • Turn compost
  • Edge garden beds
  • Fertilize roses
  • Check for slugs in the flower and vegetable garden
  • Repot root-bound houseplants
  • Deadhead annuals and perennials
  • Sow lettuce, radishes, and arugula for the fall crop
  • Container plants should be checked as the hot weather may necessitate daily or even more frequent watering.
  • Water all plants in the morning if possible to prevent the spread of fungal diseases

Source: London Middlesex Master Gardeners

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