Gardener’s To-Do List for July

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


to-do list for july, zone 8July To-Do List for Zone 8

  • Set out fall tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants late this month.
  • Sow Halloween pumpkins.
  • Clean up the garden, then mulch the bare soil to conserve moisture.
  • Mulch perennials and new trees with a layer of compost topped with bark mulch.
  • Don't overstimulate dormant plants with unnecessary water or feeding; they'll resume growth when the weather cools.
  • Tend the compost pile so it will be ready to work into the soil in preparation for fall planting.
  • Set out ageratums, balsam (Impatiens balsamina), cockscomb, croton, feverfew, marigolds, petunias, wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata), pinks (Dianthus spp.), portulaca and vinca (Catharanthus roseus).
  • Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to retain water.