10 Ways to Own a Paradise-Summer Garden
When the summer comes, there is always one question that keeps coming out and forces every single choice we try to take when trying to make a perfect garden for the hot days.
Learn how to make your Summer garden a true paradise with these simple steps
This question is how we are able to make it a pretty place without much ado and effort. Naturally, experience and knowledge is needed for anyone to be able to think of all the possibilities that come during the summer and achieve this seemingly unachievable goal.
This is why we have collected several tips and hints at how to make your summer garden a paradise without much hassle.
When it comes to flowers – there is always an easier way
1. There are a few plants as the succulents when it comes to keeping a great hassle-free summer garden. These plants (including Sedum, Echeveria, Aeonium and Sempervivum) are very easy to care for as they don’t need much care and attention. Atop of this positive side, they are also exceptionally colourful and attract the attention easily. They are a perfect container plant. Having said this, it is better to put them in colourless pots that don’t stick out and instead compliments the plant.
2. Planting perennials in your garden will help you keep your place in bloom for a longer period. These flowers include the Phlox, Delphinium and the Aster. Even some Veronica plants have the same effect. By cutting the stems in half and putting the blooms in a vase, you might even get a second round of colours in the Autumn season.
3. It is always important to attend to your garden. Prune the shrubs and the other plants that might need it when you have the time. Getting rid of the dried branches and leave will prolong the life and beauty of the garden. During the summer, it’s very important to do it since the flows of water inside the plant need to be regulated, so that it doesn’t dry out entirely.
4. Grass works wonders against weeds. Keeping the grass taller will help you actually get rid of the weed because there won’t be place or liquid in the soil for them to use. When you mow the lawn, don’t scalp the soil and take just a third of the height of the grass.
5. It is nice to think in advance. The spring bulbs from the ground can be used in the summer and doing this will save you time and effort under the heat. Don’t peel the bulbs because it might get them infected when placed in the soil as the summer is a great time for underground critters to attack. Also, the collected seeds might be used even in the cold seasons! You just need to put them in a cool storage somewhere, preparing them for the winter.
6. Using Mother Nature in our favour is always a great practice. Reviving the plants, aiding the pollination – bees, wasps and butterflies would be more than happy to help! All we need to do is to set some shallow containers for fresh water around the garden (seashells, small trays and miniature bowls would work) and prepare them for these insects. Refreshing the water is important, so that mosquitoes won’t come along.
7. Another important side of gardening is learning how to water the plants adequately. They need a solid and prolonged streak of water and to have their leaves as dry as possible. Shallow watering will cause the roots to come out to the surface and this will lead to rotting or drying up depending on the season.
What about the vegetables and fruits?
8. Potted vegetables have to be fed weekly with kelp or fish fertiliser. The tomatoes will need to have their suckers pinched out often (as soon as one is seen in fact) since they’re very vulnerable to growing leaves and not fruit when they suckers are left.
9. You need to know that picking up the fruits of a plant stimulates production. Try to avoid leaving the fruit to set seed. Small ones are often ripe, but hidden behind leaves and, in the case of some cucumber sorts, in the mud. Get them out before they turn bad.
10. Raspberries, black berries and strawberries are best when picked in the morning when the heat hasn’t got to them and made them softer. Try to avoid smashing them when pulling, especially if you’re going to freeze them. The additional juices will make separating them later a difficult task.
These are the ten easier steps to owning a gardening paradise during the summer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a vegetable pot or a veronica – everything needs care, but knowing how to make life easier for yourself as well is an art!