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July

Jobs for Summer

  • Keep feeding your plants and borders and start dead heading plants that need this to generate more flowers such as roses..
  • You can carry on planting shrubs and trees but stick to container grown plants and water well throughout the summer. Its actually best to hold off planting now until the autumn when you can be sure that plants will have good moist conditions. But if you are going away get someone in to cover the watering for you.
  • Hardy annuals and biennials should be doing well now. Remember to feed, weed, stake and water.
  • Keep mowing the lawn, feed and weed.
  • Keep an eye on ponds and fish, making sure water levels don't drop and keeping pond weed down.
  • Leave trees alone now but if you require some work to them in the autumn get a quote and book it in now - tree surgeons get very busy at the end of the summer.

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By Andrew Fisher Tomlin

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