Thursday, June 20, 2019     Lori VanDinther      General

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Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is finally here and that means lots of gardening and maintenance needs to be done. Maybe you’re working on updating your garden or you want to just maintain its beauty. There are a lot of tips out there that you can use to make sure your garden is ready for the season. And tips to make sure that you maintain a healthy garden.


It’s so important to make sure you’re pruning your perennials and annuals. You want to promote new growth and a healthy plant. Perennials tend to bloom for a 4-8 week period and so deadheading them can help a second set of blooms. Annuals season for blooming is a long one and some self clean. Still cutting them back 4-6 inches helps to encourage new growth.


How often should you be watering your garden? It really depends on the type of plants that you have. And it can also depend on how hot and dry the summer is. You may need to water more or less depending on the conditions. Plants in containers usually need to be watered twice a day. It’s good to check the soil as well, to make sure that the plant does need to be watered. Because over watering does your plant a disservice.


Fertilizing your garden helps to add nutrients to your plants. Plants that are in containers tend to lose nutrients, so fertilizing those plants can be important to maintain their health. You can fertilize plants in containers as often as every day or once a week.


Mulch is great, not only does it help to protect your plants from weeds but it also helps to make your garden look clean and neat. Mulching also helps to conserve water and reduce weeds. Weeds steal water and nutrients from other plants.

Pest Control 

In the summer months bugs can become a problem in most gardens. They can be overwhelming sometimes and create problems for grass and other plants. Consider a natural pesticide that’s more gentle on the environment.

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