The garden is to be enjoyed, but during the summer there are those who take advantage of it even more. With the arrival of the heat, you want to be outdoors surrounded by nature and take advantage of your days off to celebrate birthdays or special events.
During the months that the high temperatures remain, the plants will need a series of cares to be able to withstand the weather conditions without problems and look pretty. For this reason, we offer you a series of tips so that your garden in summer looks healthy inside and out .
- 1 Water very often to avoid losses
- 2 Take care of your plants so that they do not have pests
- 3 Do small pruning
- 4 Keep the furniture clean to be able to use it
Water very often to avoid losses
In this season, the gardener can rest a little, but not too much: his plants will need more frequent watering, in addition to a regular contribution of fertilizer until autumn . The soil dries out very quickly and if the roots do not find water or food they will begin to turn ugly in a matter of a few hours or days.
Therefore, it is very important to water in the evening , when it has begun to get dark. In this way, the soil will remain moist longer, so the plants can drink as much as they want. The frequency will vary depending on the climate and location, but generally vegetables, flowering plants and lawns should be watered every 1-2 days, while the rest can be watered two to three times a week. Likewise, it is also advisable to pay at the end of the day, which is when it is less hot and you work better 🙂 .
Take care of your plants so that they do not have pests
Summer is a hot and dry season in many parts of the world. Plagues are the order of the day because that is when the favorable conditions for their growth, development and multiplication occur. To prevent them from harming the plants, they must be well cared for and not overdo either the irrigation or the fertilization .
But sometimes all precaution is too little, so to repel them it is advisable to carry out preventive treatments with neem oil and/or potassium soap , for example, and plant plants that naturally repel them , such as lavender .
Do small pruning
If we talk about pruning, at this time of year it is not a task that has to be done much. The plants are in full growth and if they were severely pruned they would lose a lot of sap. As a consequence, they would become quite weak and attract pests, which would make them weaker. For this reason, only small pruning or pinching is necessary , such as cutting withered flowers and dry leaves, or trimming those still green branches of trees and shrubs to control their development.
To have a beautiful green carpet, it is convenient to mow the lawn at least once a week or every ten days . The grass grows very fast, and if you let it, you would have a miniature jungle.
Keep furniture clean so you can use it
Garden furniture is going to be used a lot in these months. Having them always ready is a way to take care of this corner of the home . Passing them with a dry cloth to remove the dust may be enough, but if they have any stains, it is advisable to moisten them with water and/or use specific products for cleaning them.
Do not forget to decorate them with flowers. They will give a lot of joy to the room.