Gardening is an amazing hobby. Not only does it help us calm down, focus on something other than our daily anxieties, and educate us about the environment, but it can also provide food for you and your family. Gardening during the summer is especially nice. The bright summer sun shining down on your back and warming you up while you tend to your plants. It can be such a relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
There are a few things you can do this summer to help your plants thrive under the sun. Follow the tips we’ve outlined here in order to keep your garden healthy and growing throughout the sunny seasons.
Watch Out For Diseases
Trees and plants can both become diseased if you’re not careful to look out for it. Fungal spores use the summer breezes to travel through the air and infect plants. Just keep a close eye on your plant for any signs of disease. The best way to help your garden survive any time of disease is early detection, and quick action so make sure you’re checking the leaves and stems of your plants daily.
Watch Out For Pests
Bugs are attracted to your garden, and can you blame them? It’s full of bright, beautiful plants. There’s not much you can do to change the fact that bugs will roam around your garden. The important thing is to make sure it’s not impacting your plants in a negative way. If you notice a significant amount of pests that are damaging your plants, it might be time to implement a pest control system. This might mean using some pesticides in your garden.
Water Your Garden Early
Watering your garden early in the morning is a great idea. Not only does this get your day off to a productive start and give you a chance to wake up with an easy chore, but it can help your plants soak in more water as well. Since it’s getting hotter, the sun can sometimes cause the water you spray on your plants to evaporate before they get a chance to soak it in. Spraying them early, before the weather warms up will help eliminate that issue.
As the temperature rises, you might feel tempted to start watering more than usual. Perhaps this is necessary if you live in a particularly hot area. However, it’s important to be mindful that you’re not over watering your plants. Watering them too frequently can cause them to drown.
Take Out Weeds Often
Weeds don’t only mess up the aesthetics of your garden, but they actually damage your plants physically as well. When weeds sprout up in your garden they can steal the sun, water and nutrients that should be going to your plants. Pull weeds as soon as you see them, and pull them up by the roots. If you clip them, the roots will just grow more above the surface and continue stealing from your plants. If you have a serious weed issue that’s getting out of hand, you can hire a professional landscaper, who can help you handle your problem with the right tools and products.