Gardening is a cherished activity but sad to say, due to our active lifestyles, we do not all have the time to beautify our backyard settings. So how exactly can we give our garden the interest it deserves?
For the nation gardening to be smarter, there are some tips such as watering, maintaining your yard and weeding may help with your gardening idea.
Water the plants
The heat of summer dries out home garden beds more quickly than in the spring therefore, it is vital to water plants in summer regularly. Plants growing in full sun need water frequently than the ones in the shade.
Don’t let the weeds grow faster than the plants. Staying on the plants to pull them before spreading is a huge task. Clean them before seed so you don’t have to clean weeds thereafter. It is better to have a look under the leaves if there is any low growing weed underneath.
It is important to feed flowers during the growing season for them to have some energy to continue producing flowers. It is recommended to water flowers with water-soluble plant food. In case of heavy summer, rain nutrients should be flushed out of the containers if flooded with water over a period of time. Stop feeding flowers in July to allow time to the new growth to harden before the first fog and frost fall.
Be careful of garden pests.
Issues of insects and four-legged pests are found all summer long so keep on guard from them. Garden pests such as slugs, grasshoppers and Japanese beetles harm flowers. You know better to manage your garden. Petunia budworm potentially devours flowers very quickly.
Spent perennial blossoms should be removed
Majority of winners make cleaning themselves, therefore save time picking off the faded blossoms. Many perennials are deadheaded which means that their spent stems are trimmed off, encouraging re-bloom and the plant’s appearance.
Support leaning plants and vines.
The plants are taller now and must have started to lean on other plants. If they are leaning to break their stems or smother nearby plants just stake them up. Support cages, poles, rings, and other material are available at garden centers.
Mulch gets thin
It has been noticed that well-structured mulches sometimes break down before the season ends and reapplied during summer. Mulch cools the roots and moistures the soil prevents plants from stress during the heat in summer.
Pop of color is added where needed.
Many plants are picked up at the garden center in spring there is always a spot where more colors are needed. It is the shrub border looking gorgeous blooming in spring but now it is all-green for rest of the season.
Making pictures of the garden.
Take photographs of your garden and share with friends and accomplices. This will remind you what you did in your garden this year.