Garden Care Tips for Summer
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You want to enjoy your garden in the summer so it pays to spend a little extra time in it looking after the containers and the lawn. With a bit of extra attention, your garden will look tidy and neat ready for summer social activities such as bbq, gathering, and small parties.
During the summer the garden dries out because of the consistent warm weather, this can cause your plants and grass to wilt instead of thriving. The best response to this is to water wisely and not excessively.
When your plants and grass gets dry in the summer it can be tempting to put down a lot of water regularly, but this isn’t always beneficial. Instead, water your grass and plants once a week in the mornings, not the afternoon.
Look after containers
If you’re like most people you will have plants and flowers in containers in my garden, these are beautiful in the summer months when they start to bloom and bring colour into your garden area.
Try not to neglect these containers and let them dry out which is what will happen if they are left in the direct sunlight and without adequate water. Give them a daily soaking.
Over the winter months, your trees grow extensively in all directions, weeds too can become excessive and threatened to take over your summer garden. The best solution is to hire a professional tree surgeon like Bark and Branch.
A tree surgeon will cut back the trees in your garden and take away the extra foliage, this allows more light into your garden space and trims everything back for the colder months when you can expect more growth.
The lawn is one of the garden’s centrepieces and something you see most often when you enjoy your garden. In the summer you might be tempted to cut the grass short, but this isn’t always a sensible idea.
When your grass is short the soil tends to dry out more easily, so unless you have a sprinkler system that maintains the moisture it’s best to leave the blades longer through the summer to trap the moisture and prevent the soil from drying out.
Remember to weed
To enjoy your garden and make sure it is as healthy as possible you need to take care of the weeds. Weeds grow up beside your plants and flowers and steal the nutrients from them making your garden less efficient and more overgrown.
Because weeds grow quickly and routinely you need to keep on top of the weeds by either pulling up the weeds by hand or using an eco-friendly weed killer to eliminate them but not the nearby plants.
The summer is here and it’s time to enjoy your garden, so get busy tidying and trimming it after the long winter. Water your garden sensibly – at least once a week – and take out the problem weeds. Hire a tree surgeon to cut back the foliage that has grown up during the colder wetter months.