Whilst the summer months are great for various reasons, the warm weather and (hopefully) endless sunshine isn’t quite what your garden wants. Over the summer, without proper care, your carefully planted garden can look wilted and colourless.
Not exactly what you will want when you are keen to spend as much time as possible out there.
It can seem hard to look after your garden in the summer, but we are here to help. We have put together our top tips on how to keep your garden looking green throughout the summer.
Buy the right tools
One of the best things you can do for your garden is to buy the right tools to take care of it. Not only is this true for the summer months, but also during the rest of the year. If you are unsure where to start regarding garden tools and equipment, we have a variety of great tools available via our website.
Water at the right time
It is a given that your garden will need to be watered during the warmer weather, but did you know there is a right (and a wrong) time to do this? The time of day you water your garden is essential to help it thrive in the heat.
The best time to water your plants is nice and early in the morning; this will help the plants to have the most time to absorb the water during the day before it turns to night. You also want to make sure that you aim your water at the roots rather than drenching the entire plant, which can encourage plant disease to develop.
Not only this, but you should try to be sparing with the amount that you water; your plants often don’t need as much water as you think. Unless they are wilted, you should be able to give them an average amount of water. However, if they are wilted, then they are going to need to have a deeper water.
Weed, weed, and then weed again
As summer comes around, so do the weeds in your garden, and it can sometimes feel like a never-ending battle to try and get rid of them. Weeds are not only stubborn, but they can be strong and often overbear your other plants.
It is not a lot of fun to have to weed regularly, but if you don’t do this, you will soon find that your garden is more weeds than anything else.
Give your plants space
It is great to have lots of plants in your garden to brighten it up and have it looking its best. However, you may not realise that too many plants can impact how it looks. Without the right spacing, plants will start to create their humidity. When they do this, they will be much more susceptible to diseases that can kill them over time.
Not only this, but because they have a reduced airflow level, they will also find it harder to dry when they have been watered, which can lead to the leaves rotting away.
As you can see, there are lots to think about when looking after your garden in the summer months. It may seem like a lot to remember, but we can promise you that it will be well worth it.