July 2019 Newsletter
July is the month of Independence Day, summer celebrations, vacations and beautiful summer gardens in bloom! Make sure your outdoor space is ready for special occasions and quality time with family and friends!
The Fourth of July is coming up and we have a wide selection of stunning annuals to liven up planters, gardens and outdoor sitting areas. From geraniums to zinnias, we’ve got you covered for color.
We will be closed on the Fourth of July, but will reopen the following day with regular hours.
July means our gardens are in full bloom and many perennials are still at their peak. Don’t forget to fertilize and water your garden, planters and landscapes, especially with the hot, dry weather we’ve been having as of late.
Now is the time to think about adding in pollinator plants to support butterflies, bees, caterpillars, and birds.
We will continue to bring in fresh annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs each week, so be sure to check back with us for new selections.
Happy Gardening and happy summer!
July in the Garden
Warm season lawns will thrive with irrigation in the summer months and now is the time to fertilize them to keep them looking their best.
Now is the time to prune off dead rose blossoms to encourage new blooms and keep roses looking fresh and healthy.
Now is the time to stake lanky perennials like Crocosmia.
Have snakes? Try a snake repellent. We carry an organic repellent from I Must Garden we recommend.
If you plan on going out of town this month, be sure to enlist someone to help with watering or consider installing an irrigation system to keep plants watered and thriving while you are away.
Consider installing trellis’ for vines that are beginning to take off this time of year.
Powdery mildew disease is common on plants in early summer. Powdery mildew has a characteristic white film that develops on plants, such as phlox, roses and crape myrtles. To treat powdery mildew, prune off infected leaves, use a fungicide (one of our gardeners can assist you with this), and dispose of fallen leaves in winter.
Fertilize bedding plants and vegetables this time of year, as they are prone to nutrient deficiencies. Using organic fertilizer like Plant-Tone is highly recommended.
Protects the bees! Be sure to spray chemical insecticides late in the day.
rABBIT RESISTANT PLANTS
We’ve been getting lots of complaints about rabbits lately! Here’s a list of plants we recommend that are rabbit resistant:
Herbs like mint and lavender