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Gardening To-Do’s – Winter rainfall region- July

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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.

Trees, Shrubs and Perennials

Plant these shrubs now for some winter colour:

Large shrubs and trees to plant in July:

Remember these prefer slightly more acidic soil.

Great ideas:

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.

Garden maintenance


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.

For July maintenance tips on watering, pruning, pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.

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