Gardening advice for the summer months

Whether you have a small or massive garden, it’s important to make sure that you take care of every corner of your free space throughout the year. The summer months can be particularly challenging for several reasons. Here is some important gardening advice to keep your home looking its best. Not to mention the fact that you will have amazing fresh flowers to cut and display in your home!

Local rainfall

Water is one of the most basic needs of any plant. This is why the most important piece of gardening advice is for you to take note of the local rainfall during the warmer months. You may not receive much rain which is why you will need to water regularly. Remember, watering should be done in the early morning or after the sun has all but set in the evening. If you water your plants during the day, the sun can cause them to burn. You should also apply mulch to the soil so that it it prevents rapid moisture loss.

Remove seed pods

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your plants and take note of any seed pods that have developed. This, obviously, only applies to those plants (like irises) that produce pods. This will help encourage the plant to produce more flowers and it’s important gardening advice to remember if you want a rich and colourful space to spend your free time.

Specific plant care

Some plants require specific care. Roses, for example, can fall victim to something called black spot. If you notice anything like this, you should trim the affected plants right away. Hydrangeas are known for becoming quite heavy. You will need to trim them back regularly so that they don’t start to bend.

Move pots

Potted plants are also important to monitor throughout the year. This is why we have included them in our list of gardening advice and tips. You will need to make sure that your plants are in the right spot based on the weather conditions. You can place your pots outside in the summer but make sure you move them indoors when the weather turns cold.

Pest control

During the summer, pests seem to multiply even more than usual. This is because they normally become dormant in the colder months. Different plants attract different pests. Take some time to research potential threats and treat accordingly.

Apart from the gardening advice above, it is also important to keep your garden tidy by removing weeds and trimming bushes that are outgrowing their home. You can even set aside some space in a corner where you can place your cut plant material and start your very own compost heap.