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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 5

July 1 to July 31

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

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July is the first of the summer months bringing a rise in humidity along with the temperatures. Long days are perfect for summer vegetables and perennials. Do your garden chores in the cooler temperatures of early morning or evening and keep the garden watered. Here are some things that you can do in July::

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    Pest Patrol: learn about summer garden pests

    Learn about summer pests and how to stop them wrecking your garden:

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    Low toxic pest control products

    We all get pests in the garden and finding out what they are is the first step. The second is to control the damage with low toxic or natural remedy. Burpee has a range of great organic pest control products. Even though the products are low in toxicity, it is important to read the label before you apply them:

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    Watering the garden

    We expect a lot from our containers and vegetable gardens so keeping them well watered is important. Lawns and established perennials need less water, but they will need some water in very warm, dry spells which occur in summer.

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    Enjoy the garden

    Summer is a great time to relax on the deck or read a book in a shady nook. Take time out from working in the garden with these great ideas:

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    Bringing in the harvest

    The best garden chore of the summer is picking ripe vegetables for dinner, tasty herbs and pretty flowers for the table. Make this chore fast and easy too with our baskets and snips.

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