Summer is practically here, so it’s time to start working on your summer garden. Here are a few tips that will help you create the perfect summer garden.
With this handy insight, you’ll soon be enjoying your perfect garden all summer long! Say hello to great garden parties and happy summer days!
3 Basic Habits For a Perfect Summer Garden
The first thing you need to do is be mindful of is how much sunlight your plants get. Gardening is always a bit challenging, and during the summer it’s even more so challenging because your plants will need extra attention, care, and love.
The second most important thing is to make sure that your plants are properly watered. They require more water during the summer, so you need to be mindful of that as well.
It’s recommended that you don’t water your plants at noon because that’s when the sun is at its peak. If you do, the water on the plants will work like a prism and magnify the rays of the sun, which will burn the leaves.
The best time to water your plants is early in the morning with your cup of coffee and at sunset so you can make sure they’re well-hydrated. Plus, associating your watering schedule with a familiar routine will make it easier to stick to. That way you won’t forget only to find your much-loved plants wilted and dry.
The third most important thing is mulching. Don’t forget to mulch your garden because you want to keep the roots of your plants cool so they can retain moisture and slow down evaporation. Use cloth, cotton or newspaper to do this.
With these basic cares, summer won’t be detrimental to your beautiful garden. If you feel like you won’t have time to do this to properly care for your plants this summer whether that’s because of work or family plans, then choose hardy plants for the summer season such as cacti, palms and small flowering plants such as geranium, which don’t require much watering.
Another thing you’ll want to avoid this summer is cluttering. You don’t want more plants than you can handle because they will require a lot of attention, so don’t clutter your garden or balcony with tons of plants.
It’s also important that you don’t overcrowd individual planters. Your plants and flowers need room for their roots to grow and squishing too many in a small space will cause stunted growth. When planting you can easily avoid this by choosing a large enough planter or garden area to accommodate the growth of your plants. Alternatively, you can simply plant fewer of them.
While seedlings might seem small at first, as summer heats up they’ll soon grow and expand to fill out your planters and make then look great!
Vertical Garden for Limited Space
If you want a summer garden really badly but space is an issue, going with a vertical garden can be a great idea. Vertical gardens are very popular and they will allow you to grow herbs and vegetables in a limited space. Plus, they look amazing and they will provide a great learning experience. This can also be a particularly handy approach if you live in a flat and don’t have a large backyard garden.
However, if you have a lot of space, a vegetable garden can be a fun project during the summer. Do think about this, though, because this is a long-term project and it will require time, discipline and attention. It’s worth it, though, because you’ll have fresh veggies available and they’ll be even more delicious because you grew them yourself. Just remember that this kind of project takes the organization, so make sure you think it through.
Having the perfect summer garden only takes attention, love, and care, more so than usual, so follow these tips and you’ll be great!
Don’t think you’ll have time to tend to your garden regularly this summer? Local gardeners are a great alternative to a DIY garden. They can help out when you’re short on time or aren’t familiar with the particulars of tending to your plants. Not to mention, that if you head away on holidays then a gardener can continue to prune, water, and look after your plants. That way when you get back from your vacation none of your plants will be wilted!