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As the heat rises, here are 6 easy summer garden tips to keep your plants and trees healthy throughout the summer.
6 Easy Summer Garden Tips
Prune & Deadhead- First, dead-head spent flowers on annuals, perennials, rose, etc. It will encourage new growth and more flowers. Are your annuals getting leggy? Cut them back and let them re-grow like a fresh new plant.
- Feed- Feed your plants as needed, especially container plantings. This will promote new growth and more flowers.
Mow- Mow the lawn on a regular basis. Mow at a higher level rather than lower (2.5 – 3.5 inches), never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade each time you mow. Then, throw those clippings back into the turf (like feeding an extra time), change directions, and keep that mower blade sharpened!
- Water- Water plants deeply and thoroughly as needed in the early morning or late evening. While established plants like 1″ of rainfall every ten days for optimum growth, newly planted plants require more frequent watering. Always check before you water. Moisture meters inserted into the root ball can help you determine whether to water.
- Harvest- Keep harvesting herbs and veggies as needed. If you have grown too much for your family to eat, please consider donating to a food bank.
- Plant and Plant- If you need plants this summer or want to start planning your fall garden,visit Natorp’s Online Plant Store, where you buy plants and save your plant list.
If you have summer garden questions, Ask our Experts!