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July Gardening Tips

  • Learn and follow any drought restrictions in place for your community or area
  • Deeply water all your summer annuals because summer heat can wilt them
  • Fill in bare spaces with summer – fall flowers including Alyssum, Cosmos, Petunia and Zinnia
  • Fertilize citrus and water in thoroughly
  • Prune back spring blooming perennials to encourage re-growth and re-blooming
  • Release beneficial predators such as lady beetles to control aphids
  • Drip irrigation systems are an effective method of conserving water during high demand months
  • Avoid heavy pruning during the drought. A plant pushing new growth will require more water.
  • Consider installing a weather based irrigation controller to save additional water
  • See All of Our Gardening Tips

Garden Blog

How to Inspect and Evaluate the Performance of Your Current Irrigation System

With the current drought we need to optimize landscape water use. With some minor changes and a water budget you can be on your way to saving water.[...] Read More

Follow Along

Our Follow Us Through a Project page tracks our progress on an ongoing landscape design. Ample photos show all facets of a Gardenworks' creation in the making.

Drought Resources

Every service Gardenworks offers includes water conservation measures. With Northern California once again experiencing serious drought conditions, we've compiled useful drought resources to add to our Water Conservation, Water Management, and Sustainability pages to help you and your garden survive and potentially thrive. [...] Read More


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