With summer just around the corner, there are a few things you need to consider to make sure you’re ready for the summer heat – we’ve already experienced a bit of it this year so we know just how strong it can be. If you’re planning to have a healthy garden during the summer season, you need to make sure that you follow the necessary steps to achieve the perfect garden yields. Ensuring you have a successful garden might not be as simple as you think, there are certain procedures and tasks you need to follow with discipline, especially with the summer weather.
Maintaining Summer Flowers
When you are planning to get planting in your summer garden you need to make sure you have the right flowers for the summer weather. There are certain flowers which only bloom for a short period of time, so you need to plant those that are ready for the summer heat. Such flowers will need to be planted a in advance so as to prepare for the hot season. If you take a trip to B&Q or your local garden centre you’ll find that seed packets and plants are typically labelled with the best practice in terms of when to plant them, so that you can plan accordingly.
Maximize on Space
As you decide the type of plants and flowers to use, you need to make the best use of your space to let them grow. Whether you’re planting in pots or flower beds, the ultimate goal should be to achieve a vibrant and luscious result without over crowding. If you can get some idea based on photographs or the pictures on the seed packets, what sort of volume you can expect the fully grown plant to take, then you can allot the right amount of space for it within the pot or flower bed.
There is of course no point going to all the trouble of planting flowers and plants if you aren’t going to take the time to make sure they grow properly, and this is where the discipline element comes in. You’ll need to make sure you stick to an adequate watering schedule every day throughout the summer, even more so on the very hottest days. You’ll need to make sure you water each plant thoroughly, and a good tip if you’re concerned about your water bill rising, is to use either a water-butt, or to make use of grey water from your kitchen sink.