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 10July To-Do List for Zone 10

  • To grow roses here, be sure they're grafted onto ‘Rosa ✕ fortuniana' rootstock, which is nematode-and disease-resistant.
  • Feed roses with compost, fish emulsion, and seaweed spray.
  • For late summer planting, start seeds of collards, okra, eggplant, southern peas, and heat-resistant tomatoes.
  • Pay attention to gardenias, walking iris (Neomarica caerulea), and monstera (Monstera deliciosa)—all are susceptible to iron deficiencies and may need supplemental feedings.
  • Harvest full-size monstera fruit, bring it indoors, and put it in a paper bag with an apple slice to finish ripening.
  • Turfgrass is growing fast—mow high and never remove more than one-third at a time.
  • When working outdoors in heat, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water.
     

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