Different gardening skills are required during different seasons. When we talk about summers, there are a lot of things to take into account in order to keep your lawn top-notch.
However, there is no one rule on how to maintain your garden during summers. This is because the right tip depends on a number of factors including the condition of the soil, the type and health of the plants and your geographical location. Most people perform tree removal during summers, but it is also the right month to grow plants.
Nonetheless, this article is written with a general approach. Listed below are some of the most common and effective tips that will help you maintain your garden in the scorching heat of summer:
Watering Regularly: It is important for you to take care of your plants and water them regularly. A normal sized garden requires around 2.5cm of water per week. This amount of water should be given all at once so that the water could pass through the soil and reach the roots. Keep in mind to water the trees and plants from their base because sometimes water sitting on leaves might lead to various diseases during summer.
Mulching: To keep your ground cool and protect the ground’s dirt from the scorching heat, mulching is the best choice. However, mulching layer can easily wear off due to the sun’s heat directly falling upon it, you should make sure to mulch a layer that is around 6-9 cm thick, so that it doesn’t break down easily.
Pruning: A lot of people believe that pruning isn’t an effective way to preserve your garden and it lessens the life of a plant, it’s actually the opposite. Pruning is very essential to prolong the life of a tree. When you take off the dead branches and shoots, you’re actually helping the tree. Removing unwanted flowers, leaves and branches makes more room to produce more buds and it speeds up the growing process of a tree.
Keeping Weed at Bay: Weeds are known to grow rapidly under scorching heat. You must make sure to stop weed from spreading as it is a silent killer and can cause your garden to die in no time. Weed basically works like a parasite and feeds on nutrients and moisture from plants. Do not waste time when you see tiny weed bulbs appearing; remove them immediately because weeds when smaller, are easier to remove.
Applying Fertilizers: A situation might arise when you need to shift a plant to a different pot. In such a case, you can use water soluble feed during summer. Keep in mind that extra manure should be performed on certain vegetables like brinjals and chillies so that they can grow healthy. Fertilizers can be found in different forms such as liquids, powder etc.
Choosing the Right Crops For Summer: It is essential that you choose the right crops to plant in summer. The ones whose roots don’t grow deep are suitable to grow in summer such as cucumber, pumpkin etc.
It’s Time For Blossoms: Seeds germinate at a fast pace during summers, making it the right season to plant new flowering plants. Tree removal should be done before it so that you can grow fresh plants in the season.
Summer is a good time to for some additions to your garden. Speak to a specialist about the right plants.