8 Tips For Summer Garden Maintenance

Summer heat necessitates proper watering. Reduce evaporation by watering early or late. Regular deep watering encourages deeper root growth more than shallow irrigation.

1. Watering

Consider mulching around plants to retain moisture, control weeds, and adjust soil temperature. As straw, bark, or compost disintegrate, they improve soil health.

2. Mulching

To promote healthy growth, prune plants regularly to eliminate dead or damaged branches and promote new growth. Many flowers bloom continuously after deadheading. 

3. Pruning And Deadheading

Fertilize plants based on their respective needs to provide necessary nutrients. Organic fertilizers can help plants thrive, but overfertilization might leave them more prone to pests and illnesses.

4. Fertilizing

During summer, pests like as aphids, spider mites, and caterpillars may be more active. Natural pest control approaches include helpful insects and insecticidal soap.

5. Pest Control

Support tall or heavy plants, especially during summer storms, to prevent bending or breaking. Use stakes, cages, or trellises for tomatoes, peppers, and tall flowers.

6. Staking And Support

Check for illnesses like powdery mildew or fungal infections. Fungicidal treatments may be needed to remove damaged leaves. 

7. Check For Diseases

When harvesting, harvest ripe fruits and vegetables to promote sustained production. Harvesting ripe vegetables regularly keeps pests from thriving.

8. Harvesting

Swipe Up For More Stories