A Beautiful July Garden

The July garden can be a beautiful thing, if it's kept well. Or it can be an overgrown mess in summer, a bare patch of dirt in the winter. Here are some tips to help your gardens look nice.

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Plan your July gardening time

Taken July 20, 2007, Aquitane, France

Many countries have holidays in July, go on vacation in July, or tend to relax more then. It's very easy to let your garden go when other things are happening. Don't do this!

If you need to, schedule your gardening time and try to go outside on a daily basis. That way, if life gets in the way, at least you'll be out there several times a week to make sure your garden is cared for properly.

Focus on keeping the garden clean

Dead, wilting, or diseased plants and overgrown weeds can become a problem in a July summer, and this will make your garden look unhappy.

Winter storms can leave broken branches, leaves, and other debris in your garden, which can become a hazard, especially if left on walkways.

Make sure your paths are swept, your plants are cared for, and any weeds are removed before the problem becomes serious.

Deal with the very worst problems first

If you're very busy and only have a little time, the demands of some gardens in July can seem overwhelming. Fix the worst problem in the time you do have: pull the biggest weeds, cut the branch that's hanging in the driveway, and so on.

Once you've taken care of that very bad problem, all the rest will seem easier. :)

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Do you have an edible July garden? Summer or winter, we'd love to see it!

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