July Lawn & Garden Checklist


  • Harvest vegetables as they are ready.
  • For tomatoes, apply Fertilome Yield Booster to lessen the effect of blossom end rot.
  • Apply Fertilome Broad Spectrum Fungicide or Immunox to vegetables to prevent diseases such as blight.
  • Apply Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules to prevent weeds from germinating (you must weed first).
  • Early to mid-July, fertilize your garden with Espoma Garden Food.


  • Fertilize once a week with any of our water-soluble Fertilome products, or see a sales associate 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 flower gardens to kill unwanted grass growing.


  • Deadhead summer flower shrubs as needed, and shape them throughout the season.


  • If you had grub problems last year, now is the time to apply Grub Free Zone.
  • Mow your lawn so the blades are 2-2 1/2″ minimum. The roots grow in correlation to the length of the blade.
  • The longer the blade, the deeper the roots.

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