July Planting Tips
1st Week of July
- Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, and Trees
- Keep an eye out for insects and diseases.
2nd Week of July
- Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Lawns
- Continue your basic maintenance. Water, Fertilize, Stake, and Train.
- Watch Ivory Halo Dogwoods for drying up. The leaves will curl, get black spots, and fall off if they do not receive adequate moisture through the hot months.
- To conserve water allow established lawns to go dormant during hot dry periods. Move the height of cut up to 3.5 inches plus and cut only as needed.
- Make sure new lawns and sod are watered to keep them green and growing until they have matured.
3rd Week of July
- Trees, Perennials, and Shrubs
- Pay attention to new plantings for water needs.
- For a one time per year pruning of Arborvitaes, Yews, and Junipers do it now after new growth has expanded.
4th Week of July
- Annuals, Trees, Perennials, Shrubs
- Take pictures of things you like.
- Be ready to start deadheading Day Lilies and Salvia as their blooms fade.
- Touch up shrubs and hedges as they need it.