July Raleigh Landscaping Checklist
1. Annuals and Perennials – You can still plant annuals and perennials to provide beautiful color to you Raleigh landscaping. Verbena is a good annual ground cover to add to hot, sunny, and dry places in your garden.
2. Gardenias, Roses – If your Gardenias, Roses, or other plants as well, should stop blooming check for aphids or other pests that may be eating the flower buds. Aphids have tiny pear-shaped bodies in colors of green, yellow, or brown. They suck the sap out of plants, causing them to wither and die. They also create a residue that can cause mold to form on your plants. Spider-mites are also a common pest for Raleigh Landscaping. They are small and usually a brownish color. They can destroy your plants if not taken care of.
3. Mulching – One of the easiest ways to conserve water in the garden is by mulching. Keeping a 2-4 inch layer of mulch around shrubs, flowers and vegetables helps the plants retain moisture, especially during the hottest months.
4. Water – The peak of the summer is a maximum growth time for a lot of plants, so their water demands are high. Keep flowers and vegetables watered if it does not rain for a few days. Water early in the day or at night after the sun has gone down to achieve best results.