Summer Gardening Tips

Summer Gardening Tips

Summer Gardening TipsDuring summer time the high humidity can cause a lot of problems with the plants in your garden and around your house.  Taking care of the garden all through the summer means the difference between a weedy, neglected space and a productive, bountiful garden. Summer is a time of beauty and abundance in the garden. It’s also a busy time for the gardener, full of chores that are necessary to care for and maintain the health of your plants.

Some of the important gardening tips for summer:

Watering

When it comes to summer it’s important to use water wisely and also take particular notice of trees and other plants which can, because of lack of water, become stressed. It’s when this happens that they express certain nutrient deficiencies. Newly installed plant life and trees will need extra watering and attention as they attempt to become established during the hottest months of the year.

Pruning

Spring blooming plant life and shrubs can benefit from a summer pruning just after their bloom season completes. This can contribute to healthy new growth and increase in blossom yield the following spring. Additionally, for reblooming varietals, deadheading faded blossoms can encourage reblooms.

Pests and Diseases

Summer can be a time when garden pests and disease can make inroads. In particular, blooming plant life will encourage many types of garden visitors, some friendly and some not so friendly. Keep on the lookout for garden pests and disease, especially those that can be caused by damp soil due to over watering.

Planting Fall Bulbs

Many types of bulb growing plant life must be installed during the fall so that bulbs can stay dormant and protected in winter and be prompted to grow by the cool spring’s oil temperatures. Install bulb growing plant life at the end of the summer season for lovely blooming bulbs next spring.

Sow Annuals

Now that all threat of frost is gone, early summer is a perfect time to sow hardy annuals, such as lupines, outdoors in the garden. You can also sow biennials, such as forget-me-nots. These hardy plants are easy to grow outdoors from seed.

Chlorophyl is necessary for plants to produce energy, so it’s a simple solution to a common problem. Make sure your plants are nice and dry when you tuck them in for the night and you can cut down of the chance fungus being a problem.

Wherever you live and whenever plants are affected by drought it’s important to feed plants little and often. If you give plants too much food when they’re under stress, this makes problems worse. The best way to feed plants during drought stress is to use a water soluble fertilizer so you feed as you water the plants.