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Garden News, Issue #002 -- The July Garden
July 01, 2006
Another month flew past. Summer is here and everything is so beautiful and green. This Gardening Tips and Newsletter focuses on the essential tasks to be done in the garden this month and lists the latest addition to our website.

July Garden Check List for Northern Hemisphere Gardens

  • Rose care: Keep on dead heading your roses. Tidy up your rose bushes and apply some lovely compost or a general fertilizer.
  • Summer prune your fruit trees
  • Lift your spring flowering bulbs ( all their leaves are now dead)
  • Continue sowing vegetables, and harvest your onions and shallots.
  • Plant some colorful plants in your borders
  • Feed and water your summer beds
  • Don’t forget to take special care of your container plants.

 

July Garden Check List for Southern Hemisphere Gardens

  • Evaluate your garden design for form and structure
  • Plan any changes you need to make to your garden
  • Ensure you have taken the necessary precautions for the cold
  • Complete your winter pruning
  • Grow trees and shrubs for winter color and structure
  • Plant deciduous trees (only if your ground is not too wet or frozen)

The Latest Addition to Design-Gardens.com Website

I have just added a page on Tips on How to Build a Pond. These ten tips on how to build a pond have been acquired through experience. I have had my fair share of fixing leaking ponds. During these difficult times I have found some excellent solutions on how to build a pond that copies nature and which is durable.

I found that prevention is better than cure! A garden pond must be constructed correctly to prevent a load of problems later on. This collection of tips covers pond construction, some ideas to copy nature, pump selection and even something on a bog garden.

Visit Design-Gardens.com for more exciting gardening news and info.

Rememberů Plant a garden and make the world a happier place!

Alison

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