Wisconsin Yard & Garden Tips – for July

July Tips – Especially for Schrubs

 

Refrain from applying any kind of fertilizer this month as it could harm the roots.  Wait until the cooler months of fall to apply fertilizer if the plants need a nutritional boost.  This month you’ll want to keep an eye out for plant diseases such as black spot, powdery mildew, and canker.  Inspect each plant for any signs of damaging insects.  Treat diseases and infestations accordingly using an insecticidal soap and fungicide.  If you’re unsure what type to use seek the advice from one of our knowledgeable staff at Heritage Hill Nursery. 

Newly planted shrubs will need to be monitored more closely during the summer months.  It’s important to keep the ground moist but not saturated.

Mulch Matters — You may need to replenish mulches, especially those that break down quickly, such as straw or grass clippings. Mulches should be 1-3 inches.

Courtesy Better Homes & Gardens Online 

Read More About Mulching

 

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

Only a few days for our
July Special Offers!

AND 20% off Lilacs! 

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July Specials from Heritage Hill Nursery

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Your Garden Center in Cedarburg, WI! Check here often for special web offers for garden center items and other discounts!

Garden Center July Specials

This month, Heritage Hill Nursery is offering 25% off hanging, flowering baskets.  You may want to add just a bit more color to your deck or patio as summer moves on. Now is the time to stock up!  Our plants are healthy! Not the big box store quality! 

Additionally we have a special offer on all varieties of Lilacs – 20% off!  They add such fragrance and beauty to any yard

We recently highlighted a variety of Lilac in our new  “In The Spotlight” feature of this website –  the Boomerang Lilac. You find it on that page.  Boomerang is a perfect name, because of the recurring blooming, giving even more delight throughout summer.  Bloomerang lilac reblooms on new growth, and light pruning and fertilizing encourages lots of that. Just after this dwarf flowering shrub blooms, Bloomerang should be lightly pruned.  

Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens 

Read More Here  about Bommerang Lilacs 

 

 

Be sure to check our Seasonal Tips blog for all kinds of helpful information to keep your yard and garden looking simply beautiful!

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

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20% off Hanging Baskets!

And 20% off Lilacs
All Varieties

Throughout July

Remember, June offers
still in effect through Saturday,
June 30th

And 20% off Forsythias! 

 

 

Prepare for Hot Weather – Wisconsin Gardens & Lawns

Perennial Care for Late June & Early July 

Continue evaluating your garden.  You can keep planting if you have time and space.  During hot dry spells, pay extra attention to newly added plants.  Perennials need on average about an inch of water per week.  If you don’t have the time to keep up with the watering, consider mulching your beds.  Spreading mulch, being careful not to bury any plants, will help to retain moisture longer.   Prune back spring flowering plants such as bleeding hearts, to ground level.  Old stems of leggy plants such as delphiniums can be cut back to the fresh growth at the base of the plant.  This encourages new growth and prolongs flowering.  Stop pinching back asters, mums or other fall blooming plants this month.

 

Courtesy Courtesy of  Gardening in Wisconsin by Melinda Myers Revised Edition

LAWN TIPS 

Begin watering your lawn as needed for the summer. Or alternatively, do not water and allow the lawn to go dormant (i.e., turn brown) if natural rains are insufficient. It will brown, but comes back when it rains. However, keep in mind, that dry conditions for your lawn may invite hardy weeds to grow.

Early in July (e.g., around Independence Day), fertilize with a controlled-release or slow-release fertilizer.  For grass growing in the sun, use the label rate of the fertilizer that you have selected.  For grass growing in the shade, apply half of the label rate.  If your lawn has been consistently fertilized for 10 to 15 years, if you leave clippings on your lawn when you mow, or if your lawn has gone dormant, skip this application. 

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

Remember to take advantage of the June Special Offers
Good through June 30th.

AND 20% off all Varieties 
of Forsythias!

More SE Wisconsin June Tips for Trees

Caring for Your Trees

Trees are a landscapes most important feature.  They offer privacy, shade, focal points, and serve as shelter and food for wildlife.  Planting the right tree in the right spot is a vital step that shouldn’t be dismissed quickly.  What type of soil do you have, does it retain moisture or dry out quickly?  What kind of sun exposure does the area get?  Will the tree get to big for the location?  Are you looking for year-round interest, privacy or shade?  Having the answers to questions like these will be helpful.  The well-stocked lot at Heritage Hill Nursery will give you several varieties to choose from no matter what you’re looking for.

June Tips:

Replenish mulch around trees as needed maintaining a 2 to 3-inch layer of shredded bark.  Be care not to mulch up to the base of the trunk as this can cause rotting.  Mulching can be a lot of work but it’s worth the efforts.  Many trees have suffered injuries from mower and trimmer blades and strings.  These entryways open the tree up to insects and disease.  Mulching can reduce moisture loss from evaporation and cut down on weeds.  Did you know that grass is a big competitor for water and it’s healthier for the plant if you remove the grass and provide mulch?  Although newly planted trees will probably need to be watered on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, too much water can cause the tree to die.  Trees should be watered thoroughly when the top 4-6 inches of soil is dry.  It is best to use a hose near the base of the tree, but not touching the trunk, at a steady drip for about 20 minutes.  The soil should be moist for at least 12 inches deep, but the ground not saturated.  Clay and sandy soils will need to be checked more frequently.  Prune any dead or broken branches this month except Oak trees.  They shouldn’t be pruned until the tree is in its dormant state.

Courtesy of  Gardening in Wisconsin by Melinda Myers Revised Edition