July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

Summer is here and July can be one of the hottest months of the year.

Some tips to help you in your garden

Regular watering of hanging baskets and containers , deadhead and feed regularly to prolong flowering. We have a selection of hanging baskets available for summer colour.

Check Clematis for Clematis wilt make sure the roots are kept cool with pebbles or gravels.

Pick Courgettes ,Tomatoes, and peppers feed regularly with Tomorite see in store for special prices.

Give lawns a quick acting soluble feed e.g. Miracle gro Lawn Feed.

Cut back Delphiniums and Lupins to encourage new growth and a second late flowering.

Divide Bearded Iris.

Plant Alpines for late summer colour add gravel and rockery stones to create extra interest to the garden. One of the best selections of aggregates around see our small display boards for inspiration.

Deadhead Dahlias and stake well.

Apply ornamental bark to the borders to conserve moisture.

Watch out for Lily beetle larvae they can strip your plants overnight apply Ultimate bug killer ready to use see in store for details. (these are the red beetles)

Apply insecticides to your plants to control aphids e.g. Greenfly and Blackfly.

Treat Roses for rust mildew and black spot . We recommend Scotts Roseclear.

Don’t forget nice weather be outside and paint garden sheds, fences and buildings we have a good range of Cuprinol Shades in a wide range of colours.

Plant larger container colour into borders visit our plant area for some inspiration fill those gaps remember no gaps no weeds.

Top up with water regularly ponds and water features.

Continue to weedkill paths,patios and borders ask in store for advice on which is right for you.