Garden Diary

this months "to do" in your garden

Garden Diary

July Garden Notes

Summer at last and the weather promises some of the warmest days of the year. Lawns and patios need to look at their best as enjoying al fresco lunches and suppers become a regular thing. Biggest job of the month is to see that all your plants and lawn are watered regularly and the soil retains as much moisture as possible.

Flower Border

Creating a sensible watering regime now will help to prevent plant damage if the weather should turn hot and the rains refuse to fall. The secret of success is to get the water deep underground where plant roots can easily take up the moisture. It’s no good wetting the soil surface on a daily basis.

Feeding of plants regularly will give your plants the strength to send down stronger, deeper roots to this reservoir of moisture. Add a liquid feed and your plants will continue to produce new stems and more flower buds instead of closing down while it concentrates on survival.

The Patio Garden

Watering and feeding container plants growing on the patio is a regular job. Hanging baskets will need watering daily.

Dead-heading flowers will always encourage maximum blooming as this prevents the setting of seed and a natural tendency of plants to stop all further growth once they have achieved their life’s ambition of producing seed for the next generation.

Weeds on gravel drives, paths or gravel edges need to be treated so they are killed and the ground made weed-free for several months.


Lawns may be showing signs of stress if rainfall is short. Without water an unfed lawn will struggle as roots are shallow and will suffer in drought conditions, if you decide not to water, raise your cutting height to protect the grass plants.

Mow the grass at least once a week to keep this core part of the garden looking smooth and lush.  At this time of year regular watering and regular mowing will gradually exhaust nutrient reserves so that grass can soon look tired and pale just when summer sun encourages us all outside to enjoy barbecues and lawn games. To return the lawn to a thick, lush sward that is bursting with colour and energy it needs to be fed.

If your lawn contains broadleaved weeds such as buttercups, daisies, plantains and dandelions summer feeding help to give a wonderful, deep-green lushness and target these weeds.

If all this sounds daunting, why not give Greener Gardens a call for a Free lawn Assessment, we are local Independent Lawn Care company and BASIS Lawn Assured registered

Grow your Own…

Feed and water your vegetable and fruit crops to encourage fast growth that results in extra tender and tasty pickings. Runner beans and dwarf French beans grow best when watered with a solution of Fruit & Vegetable Liquid Plant Food.

If you would like help with any lawn or hard surface projects, don’t hesitate to call Greener Gardens on 0115 837 8439. We would be delighted to provide a no obligation quotation.

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