season presents challenges to the gardener. This need not be. There are a lot of
things a gardener can do during the dry months that will ensure a healthy garden
(be it vegetable or ornamental). Here are a few tips:
If you are
not sure of maintaining a vegetable garden during the summer months, then
plant herbs. Some herbs are hardy and most of them will grow well during the
warm months. On the plus side, the scent of fresh herbs can make a
refreshing garden during this period-just in time for outdoor dining and
trip? Be sure to leave someone in charge of your plants. Either you hire a
gardener, or ask a friendly neighbor to take care of your garden for you. If
such is the case, be sure to leave
gardening implements where these can be seen and used.
water usage, summer is particularly difficult for watering as water
restrictions might be imposed during the duration of the warm months. Mulch
is a good and very effective way of keeping water for a plant's use. There a
a lot of materials that can be turned into mulch. These include: grass
cuttings, wood chips, brown cardboard etc.
of the warm months and move some indoor plants, outdoors. That way, they can
soak up much needed sunlight. Be sure to prune them a little though and
spray them with water at least before placing them outdoors and before
moving them back in. spraying with water will dislodge bugs and remove dust.
hanging plants? Plants planted in hanging containers and baskets need
special attention during summer as their soil dries up easily. Water them
thoroughly, allowing water to run through the drainage holes.
general rule during the simmer months, it is best to water plants early in
the morning or at dusk. That way, you can conserve water.