Top-5 Summer Gardening Tips

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It’s important to take care of budding plants, especially in the heat of the summer. When it comes to preventing budding, it’s best to thoroughly mulch and water twice weekly. This occurrence happens most often with container plants but it can be beneficial to any healthy plant growth.

  1. Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Warm weather can be a challenge but working around the heat can improve your garden production and keep you safe. In doing so, working in the coolest part of the day is best – before 10am or after 4pm. Additionally, whether you plan to working for 5 minutes or an hour, time can get away from you so staying hydrated and having water with you is important. Also, sunblock and hats are great ways to protect your skin from the harmful sun and trust us, your skin will thank you later.

  1. Weed Patrol.

Weed’s love the summer heat and will use it to their advantage, growing from tiny to giant in little to no time. Pulling weeds is important for 3 main reasons: 1. Weeds steal moisture and nutrients from your plants 2. Weeds can also encourage insects and diseases 3. If weeds aren’t pulled early and often, seed production may occur and in no time you’ll have an entire infestation of weeds in your garden. Pulling weeds should be done while they’re still small and the ground is moist, this will ease the weeding process and keep you ahead of those pesky weeds. Show those weeds whose boss, pull em’!

  1. Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!Mulch

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, mulch! Having a 2-inch layer of mulch over your soil can play a major factor in the health of your garden, especially during the summer months. That layer of mulch can supply a lot of positives like: keeping the plants cooler by shielding the soil from the sun, preventing moisture loss caused by evaporation, and reducing the growth of weeds. Don’t worry about not knowing what or how much mulch you’ll need, that’s what we’re here for! Leave it to the experts and we’ll help you determine how much you need. 

  1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Using catchments is a great way to reduce the cost of watering and recycle old rain water. Especially in the summer time when droughts occur, having a back-up FREE water supply is easy and efficient. It can be as easy as putting a garbage can under a drain pipe, no high tech is  needed!