Gardener’s To-Do List for July

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

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to-do list for july, zone 9July To-Do List for Zone 9

  • If foliage of midsummer-blooming roses begins to yellow, check soil pH—add sulfur if it tests much above 7.
  • Keep roses well watered to promote bloom into late fall.
  • Early in the month, cover fruit trees with nets to protect fruit from birds.
  • Spread compost on areas where you plan to grow fall veggies and flowers.
  • For fall harvest, plant lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, early beans, brassicas, and summer squash.
  • Protect peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and lettuce from sun scald by providing partial shade.
  • Remember that you can still sow fast-blooming portulaca and sunflowers.
  • Prune back chrysanthemums for bushier plants in fall.
 
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