Summer is a great time for gardens. Your flowers and plants will really thrive in all of the hot weather, and the whole area will burst with gorgeous colors. However, just because most gardens thrive so much during this season doesn’t mean that you can take it easy with your gardening during this time. In fact, there are a few extra jobs you will need to carry out to ensure your garden can stay in peak condition, no matter how hot the temperatures get.
So, ready to summer-proof your garden? These blooming good tips will help you!
Stop The Mosquitoes
Now that the lighter nights are here, you will no doubt want to spend all of these beautiful evenings out in your garden. Unfortunately, you won’t be the only ones trying to enjoy the good weather – there will also be a large number of mosquitoes buzzing around in the summer air too! If you are sick of sharing your garden space with these horrible bugs, you just need to call the Mosquito Squad or a similar pest-control firm, who can come over and spray your garden for you. It’s also worth getting bug-repellant body sprays to make sure these creatures don’t get a taste for you!
Check Your Pond
If you have a pond in your garden, you need to regularly check the water levels. The hot weather will make the water evaporate, and once the pond gets quite low, it could become a problem for all of the wildlife that lives in it. So, it’s worth taking a look every couple of days and making sure there is enough water for the fish and other pond life. If you do need to top it up, it’s best to take rainfall that has collected in your water butts as tap water can be dangerous to wildlife.
Feed Your Lawn
Now that summer is here, you will need to mow your lawn at least once a week because it will be growing so quickly in the heat. But what many people don’t realize is that you also need to feed your lawn on a regular basis in the summer as well. This will help it stay green throughout the warmer months. You’ll be able to buy lawn feed from your local garden center.
Be Careful When You Water
You shouldn’t water your plants during the middle of the day when the temperatures are at their highest. That’s because the water can evaporate off the leaves and petals quickly, and can cause the plants to suffer from something like sunburn. Ideally, do your watering in the early morning or late evening when the day is at its coolest.
Switch Your Fertilizer
Did you know that some fertilizers don’t work quite as well in hot weather? Plants can sometimes find it difficult to absorb nutrients from heavy fertilizers in the heat, so it’s best to switch to one for summer use if you haven’t already.
Hopefully, all of these tips will help you to keep your garden blooming this summer!