Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July Gardening Tips

  • Apply nitrogen to potatoes and sweet corn in the garden, as needed.
  • Harvest vegetables early in the morning or in the cool of the evening.
  • Plant short-season vegetables such as peas, carrots and radishes (70 days or less) where space is available after harvesting.

  • Apply a second cover spray in July to control codling moths in apple and pear trees.  Check updates at http://utahpests.usu.edu/ipm.
  • Water turfgrass with 1/1 2 to 2 inches of water per week in July and August.  Avoid over-watering to satisfy one or two brown patches.

  • Measure the amount of water the sprinklers are providing the lawn.  *For information on performing a water audit go to: http://extension.usu.edu/htm/horticulture.
  • Mow turfgrass 2 ½ to 3 inches long to prevent stress and help with weed control.

  • Watch for grub damage in turfgrass, and apply a curative registered insecticide, if necessary.
  • Feed roses with an all-purpose fertilizer.

  • Apply borer control to the lower 1 foot of the base of stone fruit trees (peaches, plums, apricots). Go to http://extension.usu.edu/htm/horticulture for more information about peach borer control.
  • Pre-register for the Budding Workshop held July 16, 9-10:30 am USUBC Greenhouse by going to http://asapconnect.

1 comment:

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