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Awesome Summer Gardening Tips for the Landscaping Enthusiast

The Aussie summer leaves the liveliest of flowers wilted, the Mediterranean summer bakes the freshest of plants dry, and the American south has a humidity that not all of Mother Nature’s plants adore either; in every region, summers bring unique gardening challenges. Grass drying out, flowers losing their colors – summers can be tough on your garden! Online Plant Nursery's usually has all your need met.

Plus, you really want your garden to be in the best shape for the summers, so when do you mend it and when do you enjoy it? Let's not trouble you any further, and straightaway get cracking on the best possible that’s stood the test of time. Trust these tips to help your plants and grass survive the water-crunch, and make it through the July and August heat waves.

Fertilization is the Key

The seasoned gardener will tell you how gardening and garden-care are nothing less than a science. Proper planning for soil fertility maintenance and plant placement is at the heart of sustainable garden care. Remember, a healthy plant will easily bear the dryness and heat of summers. What makes your plants resilient and strong? The answer: fertilizers.

Remember to talk to professionals to identify the right fertilizer depending on the kind of plants and soil profile in your garden. Liquid fertilizers also prove beneficial, boosting plant health immensely. A tip: liquid fertilizers are best used sparingly since they impact the plant directly, and hence disturb the natural soil food web.

Take Special Care of Potted Plants

Every smart garden has its share of potted plants, most of which are often in the form of small and medium sized plants potted in terracotta containers. Though these potted varieties look beautiful and add a new dimension of classy natural beauty to your garden, these are also the ones most vulnerable to the ravages of summer. Here are 3 very useful tips to help you salvage your potted plants:              

     Mulching is the key, so never lose the opportunity to lightly mulch your potted plants to help them sustain their health through the summers.                    

     Filling plant saucers with water and making the potted plants stand in them can often lead to root rotting and mosquito breeding. Instead, pour sand in the plant pot container and make it moist with a dose of water. Now keep the potted plant in the saucer, so that the roots will not rot from excess water.                 

     If the damage is already done and re-wetting the dried out plant is tough, then soak it in a bucket full of water for half an hour, and drain to bring it back to life.

Time Your Watering Efforts Well

It's summer time, and your garden demands a lot more water – that's common sense, really. However, you can be smart about this, and plan your watering schedules well to avoid common summer time garden problems such as mildew and fungi attacks on plants, blitzkriegs from swarms of insects and mosquitoes in the evening, and rotting of plant parts.

Undoubtedly, early mornings are the best times to water your plants, but that's not something very convenient for every gardener.

The next best option is the afternoon, and not very late at that.

Remember to leave the plants enough time to dry out once you've watered them, so you need to do the watering a bit before the evening shadows sweep over the garden. This practice will keep your plants from fungi and mildew.

Of course, this will also prevent the evening torture of hundreds and thousands of mosquitoes making your garden their hunting place.

Mix cow's milk and water in 1 to 10 ratio, and spray the mixture over your plants, once a week. You'll effectively make your plants immune to mildew. 

If your garden has cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, or roses, you need to be extra watchful about preventing fungal attacks.            

Bonus Tip: Summer Proofing Your Garden with Smart Plantations

Houses with northern boundaries are suited for summer-proof gardens, as most of the heat impact is shielded off by the walls, however, if you also have solar panels and geysers, a northern boundary will not be an option. In such conditions, be smart and plant rightly sized bamboos, deciduous trees, or wines strategically to keep off the heat waves and intense sunlight concentration.

There you have it, some actionable tips to help you maintain your gardens in the hottest summer heat, with ease.

 

 

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