Pike Nurseries assistant manager, Melodie McDanal, stopped by Good Day Atlanta on Friday with tips on how to keep your garden in shape during the hot month of July!
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July Garden Tips
In the Garden
During dry weather, continue to keep the garden adequately watered
A weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. If temps stay in the 90's/100's, more frequent watering is necessary
Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation
Be sure you are clear on the watering guidelines in your city/county
Brighten Shady Spots
Fill in holes in your shade garden with impatiens, coleus or hostas
Cut Flowers for Flower Arrangements
Continue to plant zinnia seeds, and enjoy cut flowers in a few weeks
Keep your garden green and growing by fertilizing your flower beds
EB Stone Ultra Bloom is great for annuals
July is your last chance to fertilize Azaleas
EB Stone Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia Food
Brave Summer Storms
Be sure that all of your tall annuals and perennials are securely staked so that they will remain upright during the afternoon thunderstorms that are so common at this time of year.
In the House
Water While You're Away
Add SoilMoist to pots
The granules absorb water and release it as needed
You can add SoilMoist to outdoor container gardens too
Add a Plant Nanny
It has a reservoir for water and slowly releases the water as the plant needs it
Continue feeding your houseplants monthly
For the Lawn
Now is the good time to lay bermuda, zoysia or centipede sod
Be sure to keep sod watered daily while roots are getting established
Apply an Iron supplement to fescue and centipede lawns to keep them green without forcing new growth