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Gardening Tips for July
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​Hope you are kicking back and enjoying your garden this month. I know it is hard to work in your yard during these dog days of summer, but there are a few things that you can do to keep everything looking great.

Cut faded annuals back by half their height and fertilize to get another bloom.
Continue to deadhead.
Pinch your mums back about 6 inches as they bud until mid-July for a nice full plant with lots of blooms! Fertilize lightly every two weeks.
Prune summer blooming shrubs after they finish blooming.

Fertilize summer blooming shrubs after they bloom.
Avoid fertilizing most plants in the hot weather, especially your lawn.

Other stuff to know this month
Mow your lawn higher and give it 1 inch of water per week.
Be vigilant for insect and disease damage in your garden.
Keep the water in your birdbath fresh to avoid the spread of disease among our fine feathered friends.
Keep those weeds under control.
Give tomato plants several cupfuls of ground lime around the base if you notice black spots on the end of the tomato opposite the stem.
Feed your house plants one half the recommended strength of fertilizer this month.

Drink plenty of water!

Happy Gardening!  What is planted in the heart takes root in the soul.
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