Dan’s Garden Corner Garden Tips for July!

David Hillock, Senior Extension Specialist Vegetable Garden• Make fall vegetable garden plantings in late July. Fact Sheet HLA-6009 gives planting recommendations. Lawn• Brown patch disease of cool-season grasses can be a problem. (HLA-6420)• Meet water requirements of turfgrasses. (HLA-6420)• Fertilization of warm-season grasses can continue if water is present for growth. (HLA-6420)• Vegetative establishment of warm-season grasses should be completed by the end of July to ensure the least risk of winter kill. (HLA-6419) • Mowing heights for cool-season turfgrassesshould be at 3” during hot, dry summer months. Gradually raise mowing height of bermudagrass lawns from 1½ to 2”.• Sharpen…

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