Jobs for the Garden in July

Jobs for the Garden in July

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.

Top 10 things to do this month

  1. Add instant colour to the patio with planted containers.  Identify gaps in the borders and plant for Late Summer Colour
  2. Cut lawns regularly throughout summer to keep looking fresh and smart.
  3. Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if a spring feed was not done
  4. Trim hedges now that birds have finished raising their first broods, snipping new growth back to a sharp, neat shape.
  5. Water plants well and regularly or ask about our irrigation systems if you just don't have time.  See tips on saving water in the garden. 
  6. Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering
  7. Feed hanging baskets weekly to keep flowers coming for longer.
  8. Clear algae, blanket weed and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up
  9. Plant autumn-flowering bulbs like autumn crocus, nerines and hardy cyclamen for a late burst of colour in September and October.
  10. Prune wisteria, reducing long, whippy shoots to five or six buds of the main stem to encourage plenty of flowers next year.

If you need help with irrigation systems, a one off garden tidy up or a regular maintenance visit then we can help.

Contact our Garden Maintenance Team direct on 0118 934 1500 or email