UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

Gardening Tips for July

  • Watering and pest control are top of the "To Do" list.
  • Water after midnight and before 10am to reduce the chance of fungal infection and to conserve moisture.
  • Pinch off the top pair of leaves on all chrysanthemum shoots longer than 5" to keep plants bushy and produce more flowers.
  • Cut spent berry canes to the ground; tie up and fertilize new canes.
  • Cut canna stems to the ground as they finish flowering; new stems will continue to appear.
  • Prune fruit bushes again.
  • Harvest vegetables promptly to encourage continued production.
  • Dig and divide over-crowded irises and bulbs when the foliage dies off.
  • Remove spent flowers of daylilies, roses, and other bloomers a they finish flowering.
  • Fertilize roses.
  • Cut back lavender after flowering to promote a second bloom.
  • Trim faded crape myrtle flowers for more fall bloom.
  • Pick up dropped fruit to prevent brown rot.  Clean around trees.
  • Pick caterpillars off vegetables and flowers.  Spray with Bt if needed.
  • Spray off aphids with water or use insecticidal soap.
  • Pull weeds when they first appear.
  • Check dates of Master Gardener classes.

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Got a Gardening Question?

Calaveras County Master Gardeners are here to answer your gardening questions!

  • Office hours: 10-Noon, Wednesdays
    • 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas
  • Phone: 209-754-2880
  • On-line: Ask a Master Gardener

Bring a sample for identification, or drop by to ask questions. If you bring a sample, please put plant material in a plastic bag. For insect identification, don't bring them alive! Please preserve insects in a container with rubbing alcohol, or by freezing.

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