Summer is the time when we all love our gardens the most. But sometimes it is difficult to want to spend the time caring for it, rather than enjoying being in it.
Hopefully, our 12 best gardening tips for caring for your garden will allow you to do both!
1. Keep your pots cool
Potted plants like to be kept cool, so place them into saucers of water to help the cope with the heat.
2. Look after budding plants
Budding plants need a lot of moisture to replace what they use in their flower buds. Remember to water them often.
3. Add nutrients to water
Using soluble fertiliser or nutrients when watering gives your plants a boost.
4. Water early to avoid mildew
Early morning is best for watering as leaves have time to dry during the day, preventing mildew growth.
5. Check watering tools
Ensure your hoses and taps are in good order and not leaking and use mosquito mesh to stop mosquitoes breeding in your water tanks.
6. Keep your lawn longer
Longer lawns stay green for longer as they hold moisture easier, so save time and mow your lawn less! More lawn ideas for Perth here.
7. Care for new plantings
Protect new seedlings and plants from birds and pests with mesh and water often to establish root growth.
8. Work when it’s cooler
Avoid working from 10am till 4pm when the sun is at its hottest and work in the shade when possible.
9. Be shade strategic
Ensure that when you plant trees for shade, that they do not interfere with your solar panels. Living walls are also a great idea.
10. Watch out for pests
Keep wooden tools and other non-treated timber products off the ground to prevent termite attacks.
11. Use trace nutrients
Epsom salts can help benefit the foliage on your plants, so mix 1 heaped teaspoon to 4.5 litres of water and spray directly onto their leaves.
12. Be smart with your time
Use mulch and strategic planting to keep your garden looking great even when you can’t always be working in it.
A & A Plastic Strip Curtains
We hope you enjoy the garden this summer! Please take a moment to see how you can easily enhance your outdoor living spaces.
For more information about how to keep your Perth garden looking great this summer, you can read more here.