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
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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