Garden chores during June? Who does that? Even though gardens look fine and healthy during summers after they have had their spring blossoms, there is still a lot to be done about them. This is because as soon as June and July pass, the month of August is all set to haunt perennials.
But that’s alright – some timely planning can help you get ahead of the problem and save your landscape against the pitiless summers that would otherwise leave your garden dry and dead. Below is a list of 10 gardening ideas to employ before August knocks in.
Let alone the usual succulents and annuals and try setting up some flowering perennials. When it’s August, they will remind you of what your yard looked like during early summers. Choose fine and healthy specimens from any nursery or garden center and fertilize them well for fresh foliage.
What could be a better idea than composting your crops? You can compost your crops using desiccated plants, twigs, cardboard, eggshells, and even haircut sweepings. Bulky items would promote air circulation and lock in moisture. However, breaking down bigger items is a good idea too. To do that, spread all the garden waste on the ground and mow over it.
Shrubs act as excellent container plants during summers and can be used to create a leafy backdrop or a dense boundary. Planting in some easy-to-grow shrubs within your yard is a good idea.
Deadheading encourages reblooming in many plants and flowers, particularly one-seasoned plants and annuals such as the cosmos. And that’s not it; perennials also benefit from deadheading – for example, yarrows and salvias yield much more flowers after a deadheading exercise.
This summer, bring in annuals to your yard for continuous gratification. For the front side of your yard, plant trees like that of alyssum that will have a showy white appearance from spring through fall. In the middle of your garden, consider planting spiderwort and cosmos. And as the fence must outstand, consider adorning it with friendly-looking flowers like passionflowers.
Some rose varieties tend to bloom for once only. Whereas, other varieties like climbers and shrub roses can be trained to yield more flowers with regular pruning practices.
Every gardener must always be prepared for an attack of weeds. A hand hoe or sharp-edged trowel will help turn the soil and pick out weed seedlings. Weed can be removed from the garden using different weed removing techniques; whichever technique you use, make sure you remove them all, or else they can cause serious damage to your garden and the trees planted therein.
The best time to stake plants is immediately before they begin flopping. Put in bamboo stakes, tepees, and other relevant supports to train your flowers to grow through them.
As soon as you harvest herbs, don’t hold back but plant more. Add a new crop of basil, mint, chamomile, and dill right away to have it ready by summer. Employ effective tips to design and manage your herb garden.
Plant your tomato seedlings into the ground after the frost has passed. Choose the tomato type of your choice and plant it in a sunny spot to yield an abundant crop of tomatoes.