July Gardening Tips – Your Monthly Checklist

July Gardening Tips – Your Monthly Checklist

Your monthly checklist for July gardening tips. Our expert knowledge and advice will help your garden flourish this month.

July Gardening Tips

Fruit & Vegetables

Watering and Maintenance

  1. Ensure your fruit and vegetable plants receive sufficient water, especially during hot and dry July weather. Take a look at our Spray Gun Range for direct watering.
  2. Mulch the soil around your plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. This helps reduce water evaporation and maintains consistent soil moisture levels.
  3. Remove spent flowers from fruiting plants like strawberries and raspberries to encourage new growth and increase fruit production.
  4. Trim excessive foliage that shades vegetables to improve air circulation, sunlight penetration, and overall plant health.

Growing and Harvesting

Gardener pruning citrus fruit in a greenhouse
  1. Learn the ideal time to harvest your specific fruits and vegetables. Consult gardening resources or seed packets to determine when your crops are ripe and ready to be picked.
  2. Harvest fruits and vegetables in the early morning when they are cool to retain their freshness and flavour. Avoid harvesting during the heat of the day.
  3. For crops like beans, zucchini, and cucumbers, harvest regularly to promote continuous production. Pick ripe fruits or vegetables promptly to encourage the development of new ones.
  4. Use the Hozelock Growbag Waterer to make growing tomatoes and other fruit or veg that much easier.

Pest Control

  1. Use nets or fine mesh covers to safeguard fruit trees from birds, squirrels, and other animals attracted to your harvest.
  2. Regularly inspect fruit and vegetable plants for signs of pests such as aphids, caterpillars, or beetles. If pests are found, employ organic insecticides or handpick them to control the infestation.
  3. Our Sprayer Range can help you water plants, target pests and weeds and feed plants.
July Gardening Tips


Flower Care and Maintenance

  1. Regularly deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Remove faded blooms from flowering plants like roses, petunias, and marigolds to redirect energy towards new bud development.
  2. Cut the stem just above a healthy leaf node or bud to promote healthy growth and prevent the plant from producing seeds.
  3. Provide adequate water to your flowerbeds and containers, especially during dry and hot weather in July. Our Automatic Watering Range help you to deliver water, with ease.
  4. Mulch the soil around your flowers to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. This helps conserve water and maintain a consistent soil moisture level.

Maintenance and Care

Hozelock 3-in-1 Nozzle
  1. Regularly inspect your flower plants for signs of pests like aphids, snails, or slugs. Act promptly if you notice any infestations by using organic insecticides or employing manual removal methods.
  2. Introduce beneficial insects like ladybugs or lacewings that can help control pest populations naturally.
  3. Ensure good airflow around your flowers by spacing them appropriately.
  4. Water the base of your flowers instead of overhead watering to prevent water splashing and minimise fungal diseases. Our NEW 3-in-1 Nozzle includes a rose spray pattern, to help you switch between watering methods with ease.

Specific Flower Tips

Pruning Flowers
  1. Deadhead annual flowers such as cosmos, zinnias, and impatiens to promote continuous flowering throughout July.
  2. Divide overgrown perennial flowers like daylilies or hostas to rejuvenate their growth and maintain their health.
  3. Prune your roses lightly to remove dead or diseased wood. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new blooms and maintain a neat appearance.
  4. Water roses deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding overhead watering. Apply a layer of mulch around the roses to retain moisture and deter weed growth.
July Gardening Tips


Greenhouse Maintenance

  1. Ensure proper ventilation: Maintain good airflow to prevent greenhouse overheating. Use fans and shade cloth for temperature and humidity control.
  2. Clean greenhouse surfaces: Remove dirt and debris from windows and benches for optimal sunlight exposure and disease prevention.
  3. Monitor soil moisture levels in your greenhouse plants and provide adequate watering. Pay attention to the specific needs of different fruits and vegetables grown inside.
  4. Use a watering system with adjustable nozzles or a drip irrigation system to deliver water directly to the root zone and prevent water wastage.

Pest and Disease Management

  1. Inspect plants in your greenhouse for signs of pests or diseases, such as aphids, whiteflies, or powdery mildew. Early detection allows for prompt intervention.
  2. Implement physical barriers like insect nets or sticky traps to prevent pests from entering the greenhouse and monitor their populations.
  3. Practice crop rotation in your greenhouse to minimize the risk of disease buildup. Avoid planting the same crops in the same location year after year.
  4. Maintain a clean and tidy greenhouse environment by removing fallen leaves, dead plant material, and any debris that could harbor pests or diseases.

Tips for Fruits and Vegetables

Greenhouse maintenance
  1. Provide support structures such as stakes or trellises for your tomato plants to keep them upright and maximise space utilisation.
  2. Regularly prune tomato plants to remove suckers and promote better air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.
  3. Train cucumber vines on trellises or supports to save space and improve airflow around the plants.
  4. Maintain a layer of straw or mulch around strawberry plants to suppress weeds, conserve moisture, and prevent fruit from contacting the soil.
July Gardening Tips

Lawns, Ponds & Wildlife

Lawn Care

  1. Water lawns deeply and infrequently, preferably during the early morning, to allow for proper absorption. Use our NEW Sprinkler Range for 3D watering control.
  2. Adjust your watering schedule based on the specific needs of your lawn, taking into account factors such as soil type, grass species, and local weather conditions.
  3. Set your lawnmower at a higher cutting height during the hot summer months. Helping to promote healthier grass growth and better resistance to droughts and heat stress.
  4. Regularly sharpen the lawnmower blades to ensure clean cuts and prevent damage to the grass.

Pond Maintenance

  1. Install floating plants or water lilies in your pond to provide shade and reduce sunlight penetration, which can help control algae growth.
  2. Add beneficial bacteria or algaecides specifically designed for ponds to maintain a healthy balance and control algae blooms.
  3. Ensure sufficient oxygen levels in your pond by incorporating aeration systems, such as fountains or air pumps. Adequate oxygenation supports the health of fish and other aquatic life.

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation
  1. Install bird feeders, birdbaths, and nesting boxes in your garden to attract and support a diverse range of bird species. Provide fresh water regularly for drinking and bathing.
  2. Plant a variety of nectar-rich flowers to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Include plants such as lavender, coneflowers, and milkweed to provide food and habitat.
  3. Use bird netting or mesh covers to protect fruit trees and vegetable beds from birds and small animals. This prevents them from eating or damaging your harvest.
  4. Set up a shallow dish or a small wildlife pond to provide a water source for birds, mammals, and insects. Ensure it is regularly filled with clean water.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the top gardening jobs in June. If you’d like to get involved, drop us a comment below with your plans for this month!

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One thought on “July Gardening Tips – Your Monthly Checklist

  1. DIANA LILLEY says:

    Very interesting ,but would like to know more about the pipe watering, and stocks this

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