Your July Garden

July tends to be one of the hottest months of the year (or so rumour has it), so although you will want to spend as much time in the garden as possible relaxing, there will be a few jobs that need to be done in the garden to avoid it looking like an overgrown wasteland.

So, here is your July job list:

1) Weeds adore the sunshine, so you’ll need to dig them up each week or they may take over the garden.

2) Keep those bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials looking great, by regularly dead-heading – you’ll also enjoy a longer display of colourful blooms throughout the summer.

3) Forgot to give your lawn a spring feed? Ensure it’s as healthy as possible with a fast-acting summer feed now.

4) If you have a pond – keep an eye on it, and make sure you top it up with fresh water regularly. Algae and hot weather is a recipe for disaster, and can prove toxic and potentially fatal, for fish and other pond dwelling animals.

5) New plants need to be watered regularly as they struggle to contend with hot sun. We would advise that you give the garden a thorough water, a couple of times a week, rather than a little each day, as this encourages plants to put down their roots to seek water.

6) Remember that pests love the warm weather just as much as we do. Greenfly, blackfly, caterpillars…they can all infest your garden if left unchecked.

Follow these six easy steps to keep your garden looking jovial throughout July

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