July Gardening Tips for the Midwest/Mountain Region

July Gardening Tips for the Midwest/Mountain Region

Are you having trouble with your flowers growing tall, but then falling over?

Not sure how to tell when your lawn needs watering?

On this beautiful summer Monday, we continue our weekly series about regional gardening tips and tricks. Every Monday, we share an article designed for a specific part of the country.

Each article contains monthly to-dos for your landscape. This week we are sharing about the Midwest/Mountain Region of the United States. Please take a moment and scroll through this article to find out what your landscape, garden and flowers need this month.

Landscaping Tips

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  • When watering your lawn, make sure to soak the soil deeply. The grass drinks the water through the soil and by soaking the soil deeply, you will find that you won’t have to water as often.
  • A really simple way to tell if your grass needs water is by walking across your lawn. If you see your footprints then it is time to water.

Fruit and Vegetable Tips

  • It’s time to harvest some of those delicious, mouthwatering vegetables you have planted. Vegetables like carrots, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes and summer squash.
  • According to The Old Farmers’ Almanac, keep planting beans and sweet corn. This way you will have a continuous harvest.

Perennial/Annual Tips

  • According to Better Homes and Gardens, the secret to continuous beautiful flowers is deadheading. Deadheading is removing the dead blooms from perennial, annuals and roses.
  • If your flowers are growing beautifully, but are so tall they are tend to fall over, a great tips is to cut the flowers back by a third before the first week of the month is over.

General Gardening Tips

  • One of the best things you can do for your trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs is to install aeration tubes. Aeration tubes are a direct to root watering system. They bring oxygen, water and nutrients to the root zone, encourage the root growth and cause more above ground growth. Rootwell Products, Inc. provides the Pro318 for trees and Rootsticks for shrubs, flowers and more. For a scientific study, please see: Scientific Study Proves Rootwell Watering System Works.

Your Turn

What is your favorite part about gardening in the summer? Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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