During the summer when things get hot, there are a lot of things that we can do to stay cool. Hydration is one of the most important things to consider throughout a hot Australian Summer, which also applies heavily to your garden and it’s plants. The garden relies on us for protection and hydration during the hot Summer months. While it may seem overwhelming to know how to garden during the summer, with the right amount of gardening know how you will be able to tackle your summer gardening with no problem. Here are some summer gardening tips that will help you keep your garden healthy this season.
Stay on top of your watering schedule
One of the easiest ways to let your garden wither during the hot summer months is by failing to stay on top of your watering schedule. This is a part of garden maintenance
that many individuals in Sydney and other parts of Australia forget to stick to. Manual watering of plants using a garden hose or watering can can often be time consuming, depending on how often the plant needs watering. An irrigation system could be the perfect solution for the time poor gardener, which will ensure your plants are always hydrated and healthy.
A strong irrigation system with an automated watering cycle is a very important part of your lawn care. There are Sydney lawn care professionals who will be able to help you install this type of irrigation system in your yard.
Fertilizing is a key part of keeping your garden healthy
Fertilizer is a great way for your plants to get the nutrients that they need to weather the hot summer months. We highly recommend applying a good quality controlled release fertiliser in very early Spring and then a regular follow-up of Sea Weed solution will help promote strong growth throughout the Summer season. The professionals at Maintain Me will be able to help you find which fertilizers are going to work best for your yard and garden and whether your plants require fertiliser.
Don’t forget to keep the pests out
Unwanted pests in your garden are going to create a problem that can eventually end your summer garden plans. Pest control professionals can help you get rid of the unwanted visitors in your garden. If your problem isn’t big enough to call a professional, there are sprays and other pest control products that you can buy at a gardening store or hardware store.
Have a plan for your weeds
Whenever you have a garden, you are going to have weeds. This is very true in hot summers like they have in Australia. Make a plan for weeding that is frequent. This way, you won’t have to weed a large amount of your garden and have it be overwhelming all at once. As long as you are taking care of your weeds on a weekly basis, you won’t have a weed problem that is going to overwhelm you in the long run or overtake your garden.
Don’t forget to prune
is a very important part of the health of any garden. If you have plants that are getting too big for your garden, you are going to have a problem. It is imperative that you make pruning a regular routine in your gardening. This will help you to have a well kept looking garden that will last throughout the whole summer.
Take advantage of the warm months to grow vegetables
While you may think that gardens are only for aesthetic value, there is also a lot of utility value that you can get from your garden. The warm summer months are the best time to grow vegetables. Even choosing just a few vegetables to grow in your garden can make a big difference in the success of your summer garden. You will be able to eat your own veggies and feel that much more accomplished about your summer gardening.
Get rid of leaves left over from fall and winter
Before you start planting your summer garden, it is important that you start to clean up any leftover leaves or other debris left over from the previous fall or winter. This will help you have a better head start into your summer gardening success.
Water early in order to avoid mildew
When you water early in the morning, you are going to have less of a chance of getting mildew in your garden. This is a problem that can really compound over the summer if you are watering later in the day or at night. Get into the habit of watering early in the day in order to have a much more successful summer gardening experience.
Try to keep your pots cool
Potted plants are going to be the first to get too hot in your garden. Make sure that you are keeping these pots cool with shade, extra watering, or any other type of cooling. This will help you maintain the health of the plants that are in these pots.
These are just a few of the many different tips that can help you have a successful summer gardening experience in Australia. Make sure that you are creating healthy gardening habits for the summer. This will make it easier for you to stay on top of your gardening and have a lush summer garden this season and for many seasons to come.