July is here… what the heck do I need to be doing??
It's time to deadhead! Roses are a great example of plants that respond to deadheading. If you deadhead a rose (meaning pruning of the spent flowers) you will speed up its time to re-bloom. Pruning the spent flower back to the first set of five leaves (leaves on roses grow in groups of three, four and five) will make the plant re-bloom sooner.
Not all, but many perennials will continue to bloom if deadheaded, however, deadheading will make the plant look much better, as well as help the plant stay healthy.