July Lawn & Garden Checklist

Your garden is probably starting to reflect the hard work you’ve put into it. Keep pushing forward until harvest with this month’s checklist.

Garden

  • Early July to Mid July, fertilize your garden with Espoma Garden Food.
  • 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).
  • For tomatoes, apply Hi-Yield Bone Meal or Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate to lessen the effect of blossom end rot.
  • Harvest vegetables as they are ready.

Flowers

  • 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.

Shrubs

  • Deadhead summer flowering shrubs as needed and shape throughout the season.

Lawns

  • For Crabgrass control, apply Weed out with Crabgrass Killer.  This is safe for lawns but should not be applied when temps are above 90 degrees.
  • If you had grub problems last year, now is the time to apply Grub Free Zone.

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

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