Gardening tips for July

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Any keen gardener knows that summer is a very industrious time: out in the garden at home, on the allotment or even at work. Constant weeding and watering keep one busy and give you a great deal of exercise and who know, if the sun pops its head out, you might even catch a bit of that! But in between harvesting the summer veg and and trying to give as many runner beans as possible to your neighbours you may have just enough time to try out a few new things; which is exactly what we have in store for you today -who knows, they might just pay off!

5 gardening tips for the month of July

A healthy lawn for a healthy lifestyle 

Although it might seem hard to believe, we don’t actually get that much rain in the summer months and, although a light shower once every other day may seem enough for it, you should take care to water your lawn once every few days—at best, do it at midday in order to prevent moss growth!

Cut back the creepers 

You may not think about cutting back the buddleia or ivy at the end of summer, but if you let it get a bit raucous before autumn, in the spring, you might be faced with an explosion of unwanted greenery that’s tough to get rid of and can damage your walls and buildings nearby.

Fishing out algae 

Keeping clean ponds and water features can be important to the wildlife surrounding it also the plants within them. An influx of algae and pond weed can damage the nice aquatic plants that you both invested time into and spent good money on.

Harvesting veg

Vegetables taste remarkably different at different stages in their growth phase. Take carrots for example, a baby carrot possesses a very different taste to a fully grown one, so does kohlrabi, celery and many others. Don’t be afraid to harvest one a little early and give it a try—you might be surprised!

Weeding

Once the hard stuff is out of the way, a bit of work every other day with a Dutch hoe should keep things pretty tidy. Don’t get lazy, remember just because it looks good doesn't mean there isn't anything lurking underneath! 

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