Ah, summer! There’s so much to look forward to this season. Whether you’re inviting over friends and family for barbecues or taking that much-needed vacation, most people can agree that summertime is the highlight of their year.

But, summer is the season for gardening, as well. The warm climate and sunshine allow for plants and flowers to reach their full potential. Although Mother Nature is on your side, it doesn’t hurt to have summer gardening tips in your back pocket.

Here are five summer gardening tips to help you grow your best summer garden yet.

1. Plan for weeds!

Weeds can be inevitable, even in the most well-kept gardens. As the weather gets warmer, the weeds come out, but there are ways of deterring them from growing in your garden. We recommend:

  • Applying mulch

  • Using weed mats

  • Cultivating

2. Fertilize

There are many types of fertilizer on the market, so make sure to ask a gardening expert which fertilizer will work best in your garden. The healthiest gardens use some type of fertilizer because most soil does not provide an adequate amount of nutrients to plants and flowers.

3. Plant vegetables

The warmer months are the best time to plant these vegetables:

  • Beans

  • Celery

  • Corn

  • Peppers

  • Squash

  • Zucchini

The warmth of the soil and longer days allow for these types of vegetables to thrive in the summer.

4. Prepare the soil

The best type of soil allows for roots to develop quickly and spread. Tilling helps break up the soil so nutrients and water can spread throughout the soil. Before you till, check to see if there are utility lines on your property to avoid damage. You may also prepare your garden soil by adding organic material, like fruit and vegetable skins, eggs or mulch to provide more nutrients for the soil.

5. Remove dead foliage and leaves

Spring bulbs such as tulips, hyacinth and daffodils will have foliage die off. If you begin to notice leaves yellowing, remove them immediately to prevent infection from spreading to other leaves on the plant or flower. If the leaf is still green, don’t remove them from the plant or flower.

Interior Plant Design

Your garden may thrive in the summertime but with interior plants, you can enjoy and reap the benefits of plants all year-round. To find out how your business or building can add interior plants to your existing decor, call 800-582-9946 or contact us online.