What to do in the Garden in July

What to do in the Garden in July

At the end of every month we like to go through what you can do in the garden in the following month. With June coming to an end, it’s time to get ready for July so here is our rundown of a few things you can do in your garden next month.

Bugs & insects

Slugs are nasty creatures which attack your younger plants. Using products like “nemaslug” will get rid of the slugs and will therefore protect your plants.

If you notice that your plants are wilting for no obvious reason then check for vine weevils. This can be done by taking your plants out of their pots and then checking for the vine weevils which are yellow and loosely resemble a c shape. If you do see vine weevils then use nematodes to get rid of them.

Garden ornaments / furniture

With the hot weather that July brings it’s essential that you keep any bird baths you may have topped up.

A similar message goes to your containers & hanging baskets as they need to be watered during the hot weather. You should continue to do this every two to four weeks.

Three rules for a healthy hedge

Hedges are common features in many gardens and can either serve as a dividing line between gardens or be purely ornamental. Hedges provide shade, privacy and can be an important wildlife habitat, but an untrimmed and uncared-for hedge can soon get out of control and ruin the look of any garden.

Know your hedge

Different hedges have different Hedge Trimming needs, so some quick research might help you on your way. Don’t trim old hedges too fiercely, or too much in one go, as the shock alone can kill them off. Fast growing hedges, such as conifers, can grow very quickly so need trimming three times a year for example, whereas a slower-growing evergreen hedge would be fine with one annual trim. If you are unsure on How To Trim A Hedge properly get in touch with us at Leaf Matters.

Seasonal variation

Most hedges need trimming in spring or summer, ideally, but some can be trimmed all year round. Remembering to water them during exceptionally dry or hot periods is also a good idea.

Don’t be afraid to call in the experts!

Tackling a difficult job without professional expertise or the right equipment can lead to expensive mistakes or even injury, so be careful and don’t take on more than you can handle. If you’re tackling a monster hedge & don’t have the right tools or knowledge for the job or simply want so sit back and relax while you let a professional do the Hedge Cutting, we offer expert advice from Leaf Matters is only a phone call away!

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