Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks
Now that Summer is in full-swing your garden should be ready to relax in, but there are still many tasks that need to be done. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by following our handy tips, from tying back rambling roses right through to getting your garden buildings looking fantastic!
Now that summer is in full swing, keep a close eye on how dry your soil is getting. Save water whenever possible and only water plants when the soil is dry.
Most greenhouse and conservatory plants can be moved outside to the soil now to stop them from getting too warm inside.
Pests will now also be in full swing with the warm weather so be diligent in any checks for them. Be sure to check the underside of leaves and plants to be on the safe side.
If you have opted for climbing or rambling roses this year, keep them tied in to make sure they grow how you want them to. Particularly important for any you have grown against garden
Keep fertilising crops throughout July with either a purpose-built fertiliser or compost to ensure they get all the nutrients they need.
Spruce up garden buildings and structures with another lick of paint and preservative to keep them looking new through summer.
At this point you should also be mowing lawns at least once per week. This will stop it growing too long and can help prevent pests reaching your plants.
Begin harvesting fruit if it is ripe. There is little better in summer than a fresh, home-grown fruit salad to quench hunger and thirst on warmer days.
July is the last chance to sow French and runner beans to ensure a late-summer crop so plant them now if you haven’t already!
Although you should be mowing the lawn once a week, hedges can be trimmed a lot less frequently to encourage wildlife to come into your garden.
Add some extra mulch around shrubs and trees to help retain water and keep weeds away.