Here at The Home and Gardens, we want to provide our readers with all the information they need to take care of their garden this summer, regardless of whether or not the sun wants to come out and play. After all, the mild temperatures provide the perfect conditions for weeding, planting and growing a variety of plants. In this blog, we’ve decided to put together a checklist that will ensure that even the most novice gardeners will be able to tend to their yard this summer…
The first thing that any gardener should learn is the importance of regularly watering their yard. After all, plants are said to perspire 85% more than humans and water is also a key ingredient in the process of photosynthesis, which is how plants make their food. Since the hot temperatures of summer will cause moisture to evaporate much faster, it is vital that a garden is provided with a regular supply of water and the majority of homeowners will choose to implement this through the installation of a sprinkler or irrigation timer.
As an umbrella term, a weed is the name given to an undesirable plant that homeowners do not want in their yard. In fact, common examples include dandelions, Canada thistle, crabgrass and pigweed. It is important that gardeners take their time to remove weeds from the roots in order to prevent them re-growing as they will steal moisture and nutrients from the plants that the homeowner wants to nurture. With this said, chemical-based pesticides should be avoided or used sparingly as they can do more harm than good.
Sometimes even the most well-cared for flowers can die and this can cause a garden to look unsightly. In fact, they also create a haven for pest and fungi which is why they should be removed sooner rather than later in order to give the other plants the best chance of survival. Although it can feel counterproductive to undo all of this hard work, a garden usually has a much better outcome in the long-run.
Gardening is a hobby that appeals to both young and older generations. After all, there is nothing more satisfying than watching as all of your hard work from the previous months blossom into an array of dazzling and colourful flowers! To find out more information about gardening this summer, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!