1. Budding Plants.

Particularly plants growing in containers, you’ll find that many container plants begin to dry out quickly due to the summer weather. Its important to stay consistent with mulching and watering during the hot and dry weather. Once or twice a week mulch and water the plants thoroughly to prevent the dropping of buds and flowers. Always remember to water the plant evenly and not drown it, if need be, water twice daily; once in the morning and once in the evening works best.

Flowers in garden

2. Work Smarter, Not Harder.

When it comes to summer labor, aim to work in the early mornings before 10am or in the evenings after 4pm. The cooler temperatures will allow you to work longer, its safer, and its likely that you’ll do a better job. Also remember sunblock, its vital to your skin (long-term) to be protected, it only take 15 minutes and your skin will thank you later. For additional sun coverage, grab a hat before you go out, it’ll provide sun protection for your face! Never go without water or any hydrating liquid, whether you plan to be working for 30 mins or 2 hours, plans can change and staying hydrated in key to keeping cool.

3. Weed Patrol

Managing weeds can be labor intensive and time consuming but its important for a healthy growing garden. Since many weeds love the summer heat, they can grow quickly, staying on top of them is important.  Also, weeds steal many of your plants nutrients and moisture so don’t let those thiefs get away with such crimes! When pulling weeds, its best to do so when:1. the soil is moist 2. when they’re young and small. Tactically, catching the weed in its early stages is vital because of their ability to spread seeds once they’re big enough. Save yourself the hassle of more weeding and take back control of your garden, pull those weeds!

4. Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, spread that mulch! Just a 2-inch layer of mulch can supply numerous benefits for your garden. The mulch will offer protection from the sun which will in turn keep the soil cooler, healthier, and it’ll prevent moisture loss from evaporation. Don’t worry on not knowing what kind or how much mulch, since every garden is different it’s best talk with us about your specific situation and from their we can layout your mulching needs.

5. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Using catchments to save rainwater is a great way to create a free water reserve. Saving money and other valuable resources will be beneficial in the long run. Especially with the warm weather and constant watering, saving on water costs is as easy as sticking a garbage can underneath a drain pipe!