It may seem like July is a slow month for gardening but it’s the complete opposite. This month, we are tasked with lots of maintenance, harvesting. Keeping weeds at bay and making sure our grass and flowerbeds are kept beautiful despite the heat and humidity.
This month like every other brings its own set of challenges, here are some tips to keep to keep your yard thriving during the intense northeast summer.
Keep grass watered. Lawns should be watered regularly. Either early or late in the day, this prevents water from being lost to evaporation.
- Grass grows quickly in the summer. Don’t cut it too short, as it can lead to the development of thatch much faster when exposed to full sun.
- Deadhead annual and perennial flowers to promote growth.
- Summer is also an ideal time to prune trees and shrubs.
- Harvest fruits and veggies! Birds, deer, and insects will want to get into your stock. Check on your fruits and veggies regularly and harvest as soon as they are ripe enough to be picked.
- Begin preparing for the fall by planting vegetables like lettuce, radishes, turnips, and broccoli
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