Gardening calendar third week in July
Welcome to the GardenAdvice gardening calendar for the third week of July, brought to you by the GardenAdvice Team. As we move into the peak of the summer season, there are plenty of tasks to keep your garden thriving.
Firstly, it’s important to keep on top of your watering schedule, especially during periods of hot weather. Make sure to water your plants in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid evaporation during the hottest part of the day.
Next on the to-do list is pruning. This is a great time to prune back any spring flowering shrubs or hedges that have become overgrown. It’s also a good opportunity to give your fruit trees a summer prune removing summer growth to encourage the fruit to ripen.
Don’t forget to keep on top of weeding, too. Removing weeds regularly will help to prevent them from spreading and competing with your plants for nutrients. Plus consider mulching your flower borders to help reduce the manual weeding you need to carry out
Finally, take some time to deadhead your flowering plants especially roses. This will not only encourage further blooms, but also keep your garden looking neat and tidy.
We hope these tips help you to keep your garden in great shape throughout the summer season. Happy gardening from the GardenAdvice Team!
• Check soil moisture levels and water plants as needed.
• Remove weeds from garden beds.
• Harvest ripe vegetables and fruits your first crop of tomatoes should be ready.
• Prune dead or damaged branches from trees and shrubs.
• Deadhead flowers to encourage new growth.
• Monitor plants for pests and diseases and take necessary action. especially slugs and chafer grubs in your lawn
• Feed plants with a balanced organic fertiliser. Ideally using liquid tomato feed which is high in potash
• Water potted plants accordingly.
• Mow the lawn and trim the edges.
• Mulch flower beds and vegetable patches.
• Sow and plant autumn flowers and winter vegetables and salads
• Provide proper ventilation and water for greenhouse floor in hot periods.
• Take time to relax and enjoy your garden.
Remember to consider your garden’s specific needs and adjust the tasks accordingly. Happy gardening!