There are a few good gardening practices that will not only keep your garden looking good all summer, but also ensure that treasured plants keep on coming back year after year. Here are five steps to follow to help maintain your garden during the summer months:
Create a Schedule
Create a calendar of tasks to accomplish in the garden not only for routine maintenance but also for pruning and picking plants. Follow this calendar as closely as time and weather conditions will allow. Do make sure that you allow for things that are beyond your control like when temperatures are hotter than the norm. This will upset your schedule and you may not be able to work outside so you will need to make some adjustments. Having a list of things to do where you can see it will help you to accomplish more than having no list at all.
You can’t plant anything without getting rid of those pesky weeds. Take your time and get rid of all of them, as nothing messes up beautiful gardening like the spread of weeds. Make sure to prune any dead branches as well. Have mulch delivered to your home in a mess-free Blue Cube in order to cover your garden with rich nutrients and prevent those weeds from receiving full sunlight.
Most gardeners never sterilize their tools as they go from plant to plant, spreading bacteria, fungus and pests. Avoid this with a diluted bleach and water solution in a small bucket or in a small mister bottle as you work in your garden. Dip your clippers or spray larger tools between every plant to sterilize your tools.
Remove and destroy any plants infected with pests or diseases that you can’t control. Put them in a sealed plastic bag and send them out with the trash. Removing them from your garden is the fastest and most certain way to solve the problem. Don’t throw these plants into your compost pile.
Set up a deep watering schedule to promote good root development. A well-developed root system will help plants weather dry spells in the summer. It is best to water early in the morning. Once the warm weather arrives, a deep soaking once a week of at least three centimeters is best.
Take care of your soil
Do not overlook taking care of your soil! Having some Premium Mulch and Compost delivered and adding it to your garden will make it green and keep it that way for a long time.
Enjoy your summer gardening, everyone!