With summer just around the corner, one of the most demanding and daunting tasks is garden maintenance. To insure your garden stays looking fresh, even after exposure to scorching heat for a long time. Summer heat brings the same challenges for all of us to give proper time to the garden. Plants need an adequate water supply during the summer, specifically since it leaves them without enough water supply due to fast evaporation process. There are a couple of other factors that contribute a lot to the beautification of garden especially in summer and to withstand the wilting effects of weather; I’ll discuss some useful tips below.
- Keep Pots hydrated
One of the most important factor to take care of is to keep your plants hydrated all the time. They need special attention during summers since it is the most crucial time for feeble plants and the ones which are in fledgling state. Providing them adequate water solves many problems plants may face during summers.
- Keep plants out of Direct Sunshine
Direct exposure to sun may leave your plants that are sensitive to heat and sunshine burnt. Therefore, position your plants such that they are not exposed to the sun directly rather place them under shade so that they get enough light for their photosynthesis to continue.
- Add Mulch to the soil
Mulch, the burnt leaves, and compost plays an important role in keeping your plants healthy in summers. Spread a 2-inch deep layer of it in the soil; it will shield the soil from sun thus blanketing it from direct exposure which lowers the possibility of evaporation and keeps your roots happy.
There are multiple options available for Mulch in the market, but it is recommended to have an organic one so that it decomposes with time after serving its purpose.
- Remove Faded Flowers
Getting away with the faded flowers puts a fresh look to your garden. Faded flowers often provide a gloomy and sad look to the surrounding environment. It is highly recommended to add more colorful flowers to your garden instead of relying on the older ones to produce new flowers. It is also recommended to start Deadheading which is restricting the growth of plants that self-seed so that your garden is not cluttered with weedy plants.
- Watch for Pests
Pests are the worst enemies for your garden. Do keep watch on the pests that may infest your garden and you end up losing your plants at the helm of insects. So get your plants sprayed with pesticides occasionally.
- Add nutrients to the water
The usual running water may not suffice the essential needs for your garden. It is recommended to have your water mixed with essential nutrients so that your plants get enough nutrition. To improve the taste and flavor of fruits, water with potash added in it in the base of fruit-bearing trees does the job.
- Keep Mower at Rest
Long blades of grass prevent water evaporation from soil and give your garden mower a rest to have hydrated soil in the blazing heat of summers.