Tips for looking after your garden during the summer.
Now that summer is approaching, we give you a hand to take care of your garden in the warmer months and enjoy it.
Now that summer is approaching, our garden and our plants require special care so that they do not suffer from the high temperatures and end up dry or sick. So that you can adopt the best habits to prevent this from happening, from BayRent, we advise you how to take care of your garden in summer.
Make sure your garden continues to be that paradisiacal, green and relaxing corner, perfect for sitting in good company with a lemonade or, alone, with a good book.
Time to water
The first habit you should adopt to keep your garden in good condition in summer is the frequency and time of watering. To keep your garden green, fresh and beautiful, watering should be done early in the morning or late in the afternoon, otherwise you will only burn the leaves and grass from the reflected sunlight. Also, watering in the early morning or late afternoon will keep the soil moist for longer.
Mowing the lawn
As for the lawn, don't mow it too much in summer. It should be a little higher than you might think, so that it protects the roots from the strong rays of the sun. So instead of cutting it too short, it is best to mow it frequently but not too low. Don't over water either, the grass quickly gets used to whatever you get it used to, so it will demand a lot of water and will end up being an extra expense. Remember, when it comes to watering, it is best to do it first thing in the morning or last thing in the afternoon.
Caring for flowers
If you have the opportunity to change your flowers to take advantage of the summer season, we recommend planting petunias, carnations, verbenas or dahlias. If you place all your flowers in the same area of your garden, remember to arrange them according to height, planting the tallest ones at the back so that they do not block the sun's rays from the lower ones.
It is necessary to remove the dried flowers from the plant, so that they can continue to germinate buds. This is best done by hand, but can also be done with scissors, as long as you cut the stem right at the base of the flower.
Mulching the surface
Many plants need the soil surface or base of the plant to be protected in order to maintain the soil's moisture level. You can make this mulch with tree bark, shells or gravel, or even combine several of these elements to add a decorative and colourful touch to your garden. These mulches are very useful to protect against extreme temperatures.
Fertilising the garden
Fertilise your garden according to its needs, if you have a lot of flowering plants and shrubs, you will need a good amount of fertiliser. The best time to fertilise is in spring and summer, when plants are growing faster. One of the best options is to use organic fertilisers, which you can find in hypermarkets and specialised shops. For pots and planters you can add liquid fertilisers to the irrigation water.
Whatever fertiliser you use, respect the quantities recommended by the manufacturer in their instructions, an excess of fertiliser on the plant can have the opposite effect to the one you hope to achieve, and you could even burn it.
What do you do to look after your garden? Do you do anything different? Let us know and if you need more tips or help to care for and maintain your garden contact us, we will help you!