July Gardening Tips for Perth Gardens
July sees us well and truly in the midst of the cooler months but that means it is also a great opportunity to tackles some of those jobs the hotter temperatures make difficult – or just plain uncomfortable. If you’re planning on creating a new path, digging a pond or building a new veggie garden, now is the time to get into it. You’ll build up a sweat but it won’t be as bad as trying to get it done while it’s hot.
Here’s what you need to be taking care of this month…
- Keep on top of weeds in both lawns and gardens area by manually pulling out any that grow through the mulch or the lawn
- If you haven’t mulched your garden bed – any time is a good time to mulch your garden beds
Shrubs, Trees & Climbers
- Prune any deciduous trees and shrubs
- Plant roses and follow up with a spray of Lime Sulphur
- Take Frangipani cuttings and leave them to dry
Bulbs, Perennials & Annuals
- Sow seeds of Alyssum, Dianthus, Delphinium, Statice, Senpossi
- Plant Amaryllis, Tuberoses and Waterlilies
- Fertilise winter growing vegetables with Aquasol
- Plant Rhubarb crowns, Raspberry canes, Kohlrabi and Silverbeet
- Turn in green manure to any vegetable gardens you are getting ready for spring planting
- Treat any weeds and pests to stop them from taking over during the colder weather
- Rake up any leaves and have the kids run around to collect any twigs, sticks and other debris that can block sunlight
- Raise the mowing height on your mower to allow for more photosynthesis
Our Top Tip
July is a fantastic time to start a mushroom farm. Kits are available from most nurseries and hardware stores. They make a great school holiday activity and will encourage your kids to grow their own food and make a real connection with nature.
If you need help with your yard this July, just contact the team at Perth Gardening – it’s what we do!