Summer - Garden calendar from July to September

Holidays also in the garden. From July to September not too much is happening in the garden. But there ist a long list of gardening actions, anyway.

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Calendar for garden works in summer

Gardening in the summer [July - August - September ]

In this description you will learn what to do in the garden, and also when. Mainly it refers to the classic ornamental garden. But it must be understood that many operations can be carried out throughout the year. Other works are highly dependent on the weather, so that a binding Garden Calendar cannot exist. As repeatedly emphasized the state of your plants tell you at which time they need care! All work in the garden year may shift for full month. Therefore, please read also the preceding, and the following month.

July

Hedge section: Even now you can still cut hedges. But this should not happen in the heat of noon. Otherwise leaves and needles might turn brown. The best care to the hedge is watering extensively after the cut. By that the fluid loss by the open cuts is compensated.

Flower beds: If you have not mulched (which also saves a lot of irrigation wate), you should crochet your beds. The sense is not only to aerate the soil, but to destroy the capillary channels. Because with solid ground the moisture is passing through the capillaries upwards and evaporates. Three times crocheting replaces one time watering!

Lawn Care: In mid-summer, let the lawn grow a little longer than 5cm. The grass is shadowing itself so that it needs much less additional water. The soil shall not dry out, because the roots of the lawn hardly reach 7cm of deapth.

Rose cut: As already explained for the month of May, cut continuously withered roses until late autumn.

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August

Producing Cuttings: Many woody plants can be reproduced by making cuttings. Especially easy is this for grazing and privet, but amazingly, it works also with grafted roses, as well as with the "alleged conifer" yewtree. For many other woody plants it works, too.

Lavender cut: If you cut off the flower heads of lavender directly after flowering, it blooms again in the same year. For other plants, you should the same as soon as flowers are wilted. Because the formation of seeds costs a lot of power, and this force could be better used for new buds.

Collecting seeds: If you don't have cut off the blossoms to get the flowering strength, you can now collect first seeds for the next year.

The last time fertilizing: Depending on wether, and if you use a slow release fertilizer, it is now time to think about stopping it. The low-light dormancy will begin in a few weeks, and the action time of a fertilizer is sometimes 100 days.

Lawn Care: Let the soil in mid-summer to grow a little longer than 5cm. So it shadowes itself and takes much less additional water. The soil shall not dry out, because the roots of the lawn hardly reach 7cm of deapth.

Rose cut: As already explained for the month of May, cut continuouslywithered roses until late autumn.

September

Planting and transplanting: The approaching autumn is the perfect time to start to plant. Because now the plants have the time until next spring to acclimate to their new location. Certainly they will cast out lush in next spring. For transplanting it is best to wait until the plant has lost all its foliage. (if not evergreen)

Lawn Care: Now that it is cooler the lawn can be mowed to the optimum height of 5 cm, again. Depending on the condition of the lawn you can scarify
and overseed again. Also in October this is still possible.

Harvesting: Now the harvest begins. If you can not use all, fallen fruits and other ripe fruits should be discarded. Lying on the ground, they will rot and thus attract insects and plant diseases. For example, when apples are lying on the lawn, the grass below will rot, too.

Sticking onions: Throughout the autumn bulbs can already be plugged in the soil for the next year.

Remulching: Mulch is an organic material that decomposes slowly by releasing its nutrients. If this process is already well advanced, you should set another layer. If this does not happen, it will be completely decomposed to fertile soil and after it best breeding ground for weeds.