It is July and it is still pretty lush and green around here for the front range. Even though we have already endured many days in the 90’s and a few have even touched 100, we have also been unusually blessed with intermittent rain all season. As we enter July though, it is important to make sure supplemental watering is in place as the days are long, temperatures will rise, and rain becomes more scarce. Any newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials or grasses need extra attention to get established.  Tip: If your plant is wilting and you give it extra water and it perks up…great! If you give it extra water and it doesn’t perk up…you are probably watering it too much!
Check out Pine Lane’s Steps for Success to learn more about how much water your new plant material needs.

What’s happening this month at PLN?


We are often asked, “Can you plant in the heat of the summer?”

And the answer is; “Of course you can!” Mid summer planting is a great time for many reasons, a few of which are that It is less crowded at the nursery and our inventory is high. Selection is awesome and plants that thrive in the heat will feel right at home very quickly with some tender TLC. There are tips and tricks for all this and we have them for you on our website HERE. Happy Summertime Planting!

Let Flora Do It!
Are your flowers showing signs of summer stress? “Flora’ is our fully customizable design, planting, & maintenance service for your home or business planters. We can spruce your pots up and keep them looking great for the rest of the season. Check it out in our blog. Let Flora Do It!

Garden Thymes with Jackie

General Landscaping
  • Check your sprinklers to make sure all you landscaping plants are receiving the correct amount of water
  • Weed, Weed, Weed! Not just unsightly, weeds rob your plants of precious nutrients and moisture
Shrubs, Perennials, Bulbs
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs after the flowers are spent
  • Cut back spring-blooming bulbs after the leaves have completely died back
  • Continue to fertilize your roses once a month
Veggies, Fruits & Herbs
  • Continue to plant warm season veggies (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn)
  • Protect your strawberries & cherries from birds and other wildlife with mesh netting
  • Plant your herb seeds like dill, basil, cilantro
  • Water daily especially if your baskets are in full day sun or wind. It’s best to water in early morning
  • For fantastic color feed your flowering annuals once a week with a water soluble fertilizer high in phosphorous (the middle number on a fertilizer label)
  • Continue to dead head the spent blooms
Insect Watch  
  • Be on the lookout for aphids! A tell-tale sign is honeydew on the leaves
  • Spruce Spider mites are usually at their peak populations this month
  • Peach tree borer. Adult flights begin. Protective sprays are timely now