Gardener’s To-Do List for July

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of July.


If you don't know what USDA hardiness zone you live in, check the map here to find out.

to-do list for july, zone 3July To-Do List for Zone 3

  • Hill soil around potatoes and carrots to prevent green shoulders.
  • Continue to stake and tie up tall plants, such as raspberries, roses, dahlias, and peas.
  • Brighten your home with bunches of cut flowers.
  • Don't cut grass lower than 2 1⁄2 inches tall.
  • Water lawns, trees, and shrubs in dry weather.
  • Water annuals at least three times a week during periods of intense heat with no rain.
  • Continue to add organic matter to the soil to retain moisture.
  • If collecting seeds from mature plants, harvest only from the most healthy plants; label storage containers.