What to do in your garden during July
Follow the tips beneath as a basic maintenance guide for your garden this July.
Plant and Sow
You need to start preparing seed trays for sowing in August and September
Winter flowering annuals:
Keep your eyes open around the garden centres, nurseries and home improvement stores for a selection of bulbs available for purchase during July.
Great tips: Feed bulbs that flower in the winter and spring with Nitrosol or fish emulsion.
Herbs and vegetables
In frost free areas, June is a good time to plant herbs like.
These vegetable seedlings can be planted out in open soil during July.
Allium cepa (Onions)
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)
Daucus carota (Carrots)
Brassica oleracea var. capitata (Cabbages)
Brassica campestris var. rapa (Turnips)
Allium porrum (Leeks)
Beta vulgaris var. esculenta (Beetroot)
Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)
Pastinaca sativa (Parsnips)
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (Cauliflower)
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts)
Plant these shrubs now for some winter colour:
Large shrubs and trees to plant in July:
Remember these prefer slightly more acidic soil.
Various Aloes and flowering succulents are widely available this time of year. Why not add a few to your winter garden? They boast warm vibrant colours and attract all sorts of wildlife to the garden.
Fertilize summer flowering bulbs.
General Garden Maintenance
- Mow the lawn if necessary.
- Mulch the garden beds. Place a layer of mulch around young plants to prevent the soil from being washed away by heavy rain.
- Stake trees which will suffer from gale-force winds.
- Cut back all Salvias by two-thirds.
- Make sure to provide well-drained soil for Summer bulbs.
- Deadhead old Hydrangea flowers.