Monthly Garden To Do List
Things To Plant in July!
Ageratum, Ajuga, Alpine Aster, Balsam, Blue Daze, Boltonia, Cockscomb, Silver Dollar Plant (Lunaria Annua), Periwinkle, Portulaca, Purslane, Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia Hirta), Mexican Blush Sage (Salvia leucantha), Sedum, Stokes’ Aster, Wax Begonia, Wishbone Flower (Torenia), Vinca, Zinnia.
Early-Mid Month: Pumpkin
Mid-Late Month: Corn, Eggplant, Peppers, Souther Pea, Tomatoes, Winter Squash.
All Month: Amaranth, Okra
- Plan fall gardens and prepare beds by removing perennial weeds before tilling; add compost and fertilizer. Gather herbs and flowers to dry. Preserve the bounty by freezing, canning or drying vegetables and fruits. Drink lots of water and try to stay cool!
Things To Do in July!
- Give annuals a complete fertilizer.
- Water well before and after application.
- Deadhead and fertilize roses.
- Fertilizer young fruit trees (except pears) with a 3-1-2 ratio product at 1-2 cups per inch of trunk diameter.
- Water all planted areas deeply but infrequently during dry periods.
- Outdoor container plants need daily watering.
- Consider landscaping with drought resistant native plants in the future.
Diseases/Pests To Look For:
- PLANTS: spider mites, leaf rollers, lace bugs and aphids
- LAWNS: chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, chiggers and grubs
- Watch for: scale insects on euonymus, hollies, peaches, and plums
- Webworms in pecans and persimmons
- Powdery mildew on crape myrtles and roses
- Aphids on crape myrtle, roses, and Mexican milkweed
- Scale on peaches and plums
- Remove any diseased leaves from beds; do not add to compost!
- Remove vigorous growth from center of peach and plum trees to prevent shading of fruiting shoots.
- Tip new blackberry canes at 4′ to force side branches.
- Prune dead and damaged wood from trees and shrubs as needed.