What to do in your yard this week in July!


  • Prune or shape spring flowering shrubs
  • Deadhead any spent blooms (shrubs and perennials)
  • Thin out overgrown perennials and bedding plants
  • Apply fresh layer of mulch (shredded bark, aged compost or aged manure mix)
  • Clip off blooms on annual herbs (like basil) which will force more growth into the plant
  • Look for ants and other garden pests and treat if necessary
  • Check your drip line to make sure it's working properly with no leaks
  • Pull weeds so they don't go to seed (weed seed can lie in the soil for 3 to 5 years before germinating)