Today, our resident garden expert, Laura Stone of has the following hot weather gardening tips for the weekend:
To get color in your garden year round, you should try and find plants that flower at different times of the season. Some plants that provide color in the month of July include Crape Myrtles, Spireas, Hydrangeas, Summersweet, Hypericum, Butterfly Bush, and Golden Rain Tree.
Some perennials that provide interest in the month of July include Daylilies, Rudbeckia, Phlox, Veronica, Ligularia, Tickseed, Monarda, Dahlias, Delphinium, Agastache, and Hosta.
Spruce up your summer landscape with beautiful color in containers and hanging baskets. Be sure to use potting mix when planting and a water-grabbing polymer such as Soil Moist or Miracle Gro Potting Soil w/ Moisture Control to reduce the frequency of watering.
If you have fall mums, stop pinching them by July 16th.
Do not prune Azaleas and Rhododendrons after the second week of July for they soon will begin setting their buds for next year's blooms.
Happy 4th Weekend Everyone!! Get some Beach Time in :)