July Gardening Tips

Containers and hanging baskets are in their prime and perennials are covered in blooms. Your garden should be a blooming beautiful display of colour.

  • Remember to keep on top of the watering. If there has been very little rain you may well need to give beds and borders a good drink. Keep watering vegetables too, particularly those in containers.
  • Trees that have been recently planted, even up to two years ago, need careful attention if the weather is hot and dry.
  • If the weather is hot and dry some rose varieties and shrubs can quickly succumb to mildew.
  • New potatoes will need lifting.
  • Crops such as tomatoes will need increased watering and feeding.
  • Keep the fruit garden well weeded so that the weeds do not compete with your plants for vital moisture and nutrients.
  • Clear away crops that have come to an end, fertilise soil and start replacing with new crops.

Enjoy your garden this summer!