What Do I Do With My Garden in The Summer?
The sky is blue, the birds are singing and it's time to ditch the coat and put your shorts on, as Summer is (nearly) here! As you look forward to spending more time in your garden, we thought we'd lend you a hand on what to do with your garden in the Summer. One of the most important things you need to do is keep your garden hydrated. Make sure you keep your plants, indoor and outdoor, well-watered, but do be careful not to over-water them! You won't need to water them too much if they're in direct sunlight as this is good for their growth, but do keep an eye on them as you don't want them to dry out. This is also the perfect time to regularly mow your lawn, and you will find that it grows a lot quicker during this time of year! Now we know it's not everyone's favourite task, but you'll want to be removing weeds to keep your garden looking its very best. Another job we'd recommend is cleaning those Summer essentials like your barbecue and garden furniture, get rid of all the dust and cobwebs, then put your feet up and relax!
How Can I Keep My Plants Alive in The Heat?
We're hoping for some more heatwaves this year, which is great news for us, but not great for the plants. Well, don't worry, because we've got some tips on how to ensure your plants survive the glorious sunshine! Firstly, it's recommended that when you water your plants, you aim to water them deep. To do this, you should pour the water directly onto the soil so it hits the roots immediately. Initially, we would say to water them this way for at least once a week, as you don't want to over-water. If you're unsure, you can always test the soil and check if it feels damp under the ground, that way you'll know if your plant needs more water or not. It's also recommended to water your plants later on in the evening once the sun has gone down and the temperature has cooled off a bit, which will help to cool the plants down too. Finally, if you have any plants in pots, it's a good idea to swap them to lighter coloured pots that don't attract the heat as much as darker colours do.
Summer Garden Ideas
Now you know how to keep your garden in tip-top shape this Summer, we want to give you some Summer garden ideas! We think that colour is one of the best ideas you can put into your garden this Summer. Plant some new flowers, and choose some bold colours, and also scents. Summer is also a good time to start growing your own fruits and vegetables, meaning you can tuck into a tasty homemade salad on a sunny day! Another important feature you should have in your garden is some relaxing garden furniture to sit on. We have egg chairs and sun loungers, where you can top up your tan in complete comfort while you read a good book or magazine! Finally, if you haven't already, make sure you've got a barbecue ready, and a space to put it. One idea is to have your barbecue up on your patio with your garden furniture around it, that way you'll be in easy reach of the food!