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Summer gardening calendar

These activities can be done on any day of the week — By Ellen Wells, Globe Correspondent

July 9 - 15

Make sure to keep up with your weeding. (istockphoto.com) Make sure to keep up with your weeding.
Monday

9

Remember to layer and turn your compost pile.
Tuesday

10

Native plants require less work and water and attract beneficial wildlife to the garden.
Wednesday

11

Weed and water routinely.
Thursday

12

Friday

13

Saturday

14

Sunday

15

Deadhead or remove spent flowers throughout the summer.
These guidelines are all dependent on Mother Nature, of course, and your location. For the Boston area, Zone 6 hardiness puts the last frost date around May 1. For Zone 5, add a week; Zone 4, add two. But that doesn't mean cold nights are gone for good. Keep a careful eye on your local weather forecast to watch for unseasonably cold temperatures. Find your USDA Hardiness Zone at www.garden.org/zipzone.

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