Garden and Yard Care Tips For Summer

Useful Gardening and Yard Care Tips for Summer

Yard Care Tips for Summer

Some tips and hints to help with your seasonal garden and yard care.

Adding a layer of mulch helps plants survive the stress of summer and minimizes weeds. For maximum effectiveness, mulch should be applied only 2-3 inches deep around ornamental plants.

Keep mulch away from shrub and tree trunks. By mulching around the trunk of a tree you are covering up the root flare which means you are covering up parts of the tree that were meant to be exposed to air. The excess moisture can cause rot.

Summer Tips

Compost grass clippings and spent plants from the flower and vegetable garden; they are a good source of high nitrogen, green materials for the compost pile. Here’s a list of more things to compost.

Cultivate around plants and between rows in your garden. This will allow water to penetrate, and the soil to absorb air and nutrients. Cultivating also removes weeds and makes your garden look nice and neat! Turn the tines of the Mantis Tiller to the cultivating position and weed faster than using hand tools!

Water efficiently. Water in the early morning or early evening to minimize evaporation. More water management tips here.

Pick vegetables and herbs regularly; share your excess harvest with local food banks, neighbors and coworkers.

Pinch or snip off dead or faded flower blooms once a week to encourage re-blooming. Consider replacing hard-to-mow spaces with perennials such as daylilies. Check your local garden center for bargains on perennials and annuals now.


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  2. Thanks for the tip that I should add a layer of mulch to my plants next summer so that they can survive the heat of the sun. I don’t know any places where I can buy mulch in my area, so I might hire a gardening service to do it instead. In my opinion, I think that they’ll able to do more than just that, so I’ll ask them what other services they have that I can get to maintain my garden.

  3. Your tip about pinching, removing, and snipping dead flowers to encourage shrubs and flowers to bloom again really caught my attention. There’s nothing more in this world that my Aunt Hilda loves more than flowers, and because of this, she planted an extensive garden in front of her luxury home that she maintains every day to make sure it looks nice. This upcoming summer is looking like a harsh one, so to alleviate some of the trouble on Aunt Hilda and to make sure her garden stays safe and healthy, I’m going to look for gardening services that can provide her garden with a good care process before the hot season hits.

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