The summer sun does more than make things hot for everyone this summer. Apart from giving you your tan line, the excessive heat causes untended gardens to wilt and lose their “wow” factor.
If you want to maintain that glorious green sheen during the hot and dry season, here are a few tips to keep your garden green this summer:
Water your plants
People wonder why their gardens wilt without actually doing the most basic thing to maintain it. Apart from keeping your flora alive, watering the plants is actually a very relaxing thing to do. Make sure to conserve water by using a gardening pail, and apply the appropriate amount for optimal results.
Fertilize the soil
Fertilizer will ensure that the plants in your garden will absorb all the nutrients that they need. Experts recommend quick-release fertilizer during the summertime for sustainable growth throughout the season. A tablespoon of Epsom Salt and a gallon of water would also help the plant absorb more minerals during extreme summer temperatures.
Protect your plants
Apart from the heat, the overabundance of pests during the summer should also be tended to. There are various non-toxic treatments that may be used, depending on the pest or plant in question. For example, you can get rid of annoying powdery mildew in your rose garden by spraying a solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon light vegetable oil, dissolved in one gallon of water. Protecting your plants with these natural formulas may extend your garden’s longevity, apart from keeping it cleaner and greener.