July Tips and Tasks

Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetle and damaged leaf

Japanese beetles may be feeding heavily at this time. Brush the beetles into a bucket of soapy water held underneath foliage or branches. The use of Japanese beetle traps near your plants is not recommended. Studies show that traps can attract more beetles to your landscape resulting in increased damage.

Crested iris

Crested Iris

Consider planting groundcovers where grass won’t grow such as shady areas, around tree roots, and on steep slopes. Select plants based on the amount of sun or shade the site receives.  

Broccoli

Broccoli

Sow seed for fall transplants of broccoli, kale, turnip, and cauliflower in flats or containers by the 3rd to 4th week in July. Late crops of squash, beans, and cucumbers can be direct sown into your garden through the end of July.

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One Comment on “July Tips and Tasks

  1. It’s a great point that the traps by the plants could attract even more batteries to the area. My cousin is thinking about getting a new landscape design this fall. He wants to make sure his garden is well-taken care of and aesthetically pleasing.

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