July Gardening Checklist

July gardening checklist

Summer is in full swing, and your lawn and garden probably need a lot of attention. Here’s our summer gardening checklist to help keep your plants looking fresh.


  • Harvest vegetables as they’re ready.
  • Tomatoes: apply Hi-Yield Bone Meal or Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate to lessen the effect of blossom end rot.
  • Vegetables: apply Fertilome Broad Spectrum Fungicide or Immunox to prevent diseases such as blight.
  • Weeds: apply Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules to prevent from germinating (you must weed first).
  • Early July to mid July, fertilize your garden with Espoma Garden Food.


  • Fertilize once a week with any of our water soluble Fertilome products or see one of our sales associates about granular slow release fertilizer.
  • Roses can be fertilized with Fertilome Rose and Flower Food.
  • Watch for diseases such as powdery mildew. Apply Fertilome Broad Spectrum to prevent diseases.
  • Apply Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules to prevent weeds from germinating (must weed first)
  • Apply Fertilome Over the Top or Ortho Grass B Gone to your flower gardens to kill unwanted grass.


  • Deadhead summer flowering shrubs as needed
  • Shape throughout the season.


  • If you had grub problems last year now is the time to apply Grub Free Zone.
  • Mow your lawn so blades are 2-2 ½” minimum. The roots grow in correlation to the length of the blade. The longer the blade, the deeper the roots.

It’s important to keep all plants well-watered throughout the summer season. All new plantings should be deeply watered several times a week.