Check for Bugs
Prune and Trim
Tree triming is generally not advised this month, with the exception of shrubs that have just flowered. They are pruned immediately following their flowering.
This is the month that annuals need to get trimmed. Cut off dead flowers to encourage blooming. If heat causes annuals to stop producing flowers, cut the plants back by half and continue to water and fertilize; most kinds will perk up and start blooming again when the weather cools.
Eat Your Veggies
The best quality and best tasting salad greens come from plants that were watered frequently and lightly rather than infrequently but deeply. This advice is the exact opposite to what is recommended for watering trees, shrubs, perennials, grass, and other plants.
On this flip side, roses and other repeat blooming shrubs can benefit from continued fertilizing if you have not done so recently. As most rose growers know, they usually benefit from continued use of fungicide to keep that black spot and mildew in check as well.
Lots to consider here. Hope this helps you keep your trees, shrubs and gardens in tip-top shape. If it seems like too much to monitor call us or your local tree service with a plant health care division. The Trees "R" Us, Inc. plant health care is a tree, plant and shrub maintenance program that will allow you to have more time to devote to your family rather than your lawn and garden. We fertilize, protect and care for your plants giving you timely advice and proper maintenance. Check out our plant health care program on our website at http://www.treesrusinc.com/plant-health-care.html.
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Jenni, President and CEO, Trees "R" Us, Inc.