Category: What To Do Now

WHAT TO DO NOW IN JULY?

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Fertilization, Soil Preparation and Watering!
Keep watering your garden regularly since it hasn’t been raining as in previous years. Remember that a few deep waterings a week (1 hour minimum on a drip system or soaker hose) are much better for your plants than many brief, shallow waterings. Shallow waterings encourage your plants’ roots to stay near the soil surface, where they can be dried out easily by our intense sunlight.

wateringAnd speaking of mulch, your spring-spread organic mulch has probably decomposed by now, so you may want to renew it with another couple of inches of bark, compost, or a soil conditioner.

It’s also time again to fertilize your spring-blooming perennials and flowering shrubs so that the energy they expended flowering can be replaced against the oncoming stresses of winter.

PAYNE’S RECOMMENDS:

We recommend a slow-release organic fertilizer like Yum-Yum™ Mix and Gro-Power. There are several other organic and non-organic fertilizers available at both our stores, so come by and check them out.

KID’S KORNER – KRAFT OF THE MONTH!

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 KID’S KORNER – KRAFT FOR JULY
Payne’s would like to get KIDS more involved
in the ART OF GARDENING!

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CLICK HERE or the photo on the right of the Browneyed Susan — or
DOWNLOAD the PDF of this months coloring page for kids to color.
 
Scan or take a photo of the completed coloring page and email to info@paynes.com — and include the parent’s and kid’s names
and age of the artist.
 
At the end of the month, the most creative colored pages for each age group submitted will receive a “Gardening for Beginners Kit” from Payne’s. These are the age groups: 1 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 13. Coloring submissions for kids up to 13 years old only please.
 
HAPPY COLORING!
Coloring pages courtesy of © 2020 National Gardening Association