Let’s face it, it’s hot outside! So hot that taking care of your yard might be the last thing on your mind, but there are things that need to be done in July to keep your yard looking good. Just like you, the plants are having a hard time staying hydrated. They need moisture to ensure their livelihood. Below are some July garden tips for helping those plants survive during brutal heat from Better Homes and Garden.
July Garden Tips
- For most non-drought tolerant trees and shrubs, provide a deep watering every 10 to 14 days. This means wetting the soil to at least 8 inches deep. Dig down to see how far moisture is soaking in, or simply slip a screwdriver into soil. In moist soil, the blade will slide easily.
- The best times to water are early morning or early evening. If you water during the heat of the day, you lose more moisture to evaporation, instead of soaking soil.
- Keep a close eye on gardens very near or directly under mature trees, especially shallow-rooted species such as maples and poplars. The trees’ large root systems absorb the majority of water from the soil.
- During the heat of the summer, it can be tough to keep up with container gardens. Set up a drip-irrigation system; it’s an easy, inexpensive weekend project that will save you a lot of time and effort over the course of the season.
- Pay attention to automated irrigation systems while they’re running. Look for sprinkler heads that aren’t working properly or are misdirected, watering streets, sidewalks, or driveways.
- For vegetable gardens or planting beds, consider installing soaker hoses, which deliver water directly to soil.
And if yard work is not really your cup of tea, call the experts at Stone Creek Landscaping to keep your yard looking pristine.
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- Lawn Maintenance
- Landscape Maintenance
- Lawn Fertilization
- Clean up Work
- Tree Service
- Landscaping Drainage
- Planting and Mulch
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