What to do in your garden during July
Winter is steadily moving along. With spring just around the corner, July brings longer days and warmer temperatures. The month of July is the gardener’s time to prune, plant and prepare for spring.
Follow these tips and pointers on what to plant, prune and maintain this month to make the best of your garden this July.
Plant and Sow
Herbs and vegetables
These vegetable seedlings can be planted out in open soil during July.
Raphanus sativus (Radishes)
Daucus carota (Carrots)
Brassica oleracea var. capitata (Cabbages)
Brassica campestris var. rapa (Turnips)
Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Chard, Swiss chard)
Beta vulgaris var. esculenta (Beetroot)
Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)
Pastinaca sativa (Parsnips)
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (Cauliflower)
Vicia faba (Beans (broad))
- Continue to water and feed spring-flowering bulbs.
- Cut down on watering pot plants as they need less water during winter.
- Water the lawn once a month.
- Water Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias and Hydrangeas once a month.
- Protect frost-sensitive plants.
- Plan your Summer garden.
- Do not start to prune rambling roses yet; they should only be pruned after they have finished flowering in Spring.
June maintenance tips on watering, pruning,
pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.