July Flower Care Tips

Hot Weather Tips

When temperatures are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for water, in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat.

Don’t get caught over-watering when temps cool down again.

Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location to take off the stress.  When it cools down, move them back to original location.

Keep up with Jacks fertilizer program every 7-14 days.

Cut Back Annual Hanging Basket & Container Gardens Now

Cut back petunias now to refresh your pots.   Follow the straggly stems half-way up the side of the pot or basket. Then use a sharp pair of shears to trim the stems all around the container like a bowl cut.  Fertilize with Jack’s Blossom Booster or Jacks Petunia Feed or General Purpose. Fresh flowers will arrive in a couple of weeks and bloom through the rest of the season.  Good for callies, verbena, sweet potato vine and scaevola as well.

Not sure how to do?  Check with your Green Team staff of professionals for “how to tips”.

Where a plant has failed, consider filling the hole with a splash of color. Creek Side has a great selection that will work perfectly!

Bring some color to your porch and patio this weekend!  Great selection of summer blooming Grown Fresh Big Summer Color, “instant color” to create your special project or decorate an upcoming event.

Grown Fresh 3-in-1 Combos of pre-designed annual combos will provide instant color for all container sizes.


In the perennial bed, deadhead the spent flowers and evaluate general plant health. Cut some unspent flowers for a fresh table arrangement to enjoy in the house or patio!

Perennials can still be planted now particularly on a cloudy day or early or late in the day. Mulch any areas of bare soil to help hold in moisture and keep temperatures cooler.

Still time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials for that landscape project you have been thinking about. Check out our incredible selection!

Fertilize roses monthly.  Dead-head the old blooms to help generate new buds.

Weed control – Be proactive about pulling and preventing weeds from flowering as they can compete with other plants for space, nutrients, water, and light.  Weed Control