Before the summer season arrives, you need to give the garden a complete clean. One way to do this is by removing debris, such as dead leaves and twigs, in addition to any rubbish. Weeding the garden would be recommended as well, as it eliminates the requirement for plants to compete for water during summer time.
Infected plants have the potential of spreading illnesses to other plants and the warm summer temperatures would be just right for diseases to spread. That is why, it is vital to discard all infected plants if there are any around the garden.
When to start
The best time one should start cleaning one's garden in preparation for summer is a week or two before the summer season. This will give sufficient time for all issues in the garden to be resolved before the summer arrives.
Keeping it fresh and clean throughout summer
Besides working on the garden before summer, it is equally imperative to do gardening in order to maintain a clean and fresh garden. One way to do this is by keeping one's garden pests and disease free.
Diseases and pests in the garden tend to peak during the summer. That is why, it's vital to always watch out for these things as they can destroy plants. The earlier they are found and eliminated, the better it is going to be for plants.
Water is an important element for the growth of plants. Therefore, it's important to ensure plants are provided with sufficient water to ensure they are fresh during summer time. It is very important to note that when watering plants, the water should go to the roots of the plants and not on the surface of the leaves. Water on the surface of the leaves could facilitate illnesses. Besides water, sufficient sunlight too will aid in preventing diseases. Hence, it is equally important to ensure plants receive the ideal amount of sunlight.
In addition, one can cover exposed soil around the garden, with mulch. The mulch could act as a barrier to keep water from evaporating, eventually preventing dehydration.
It is also highly recommended to add fertilizers to plants during the summer season to provide them with essential nutrients for their growth. Nevertheless, that should not be done in periods of extreme heat and drought, as this can stress out plants.
Deadheading plants throughout summer months will help maintain a neat and clean garden. In addition, deadheading also promotes blooming.
Lastly, to keep the garden healthy throughout the summer season, it's advisable to clean it beforehand.
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Article provided by Adelyn Taylor