July Gardening To-Do List


The work of a gardener is never done, so don’t hang up your garden gloves just yet.

Here are some gardening tasks to tackle in July.

  • Check on your irrigation system.  
  • Prune back climbing roses after blooms have faded. 
  • By the middle of the month, begin pinching back your mums 
  • Add a thick 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around your plants
  • If you have a bearded iris, now is the time to begin dividing them.
  • Keep your flowers blooming by deadheading and fertilizing. 
  • Continue to plant gladiolus through the middle of the month.
  • Divide your lilies as soon as they are done blooming.
  • Prune wisteria 
  • Also prune lilacs, and yarrow.
  • Deadhead your daylilies. 
  • Sow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, radish, spinach, etc., for the fall.

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