We are coming to the end of May which means summer is almost here. Right now is the perfect time to start getting out in your garden and growing beautiful plants. Your family and guests will be taking advantage of your backyard while the warm weather lasts, so you want your garden to look as fresh and inviting as possible. Luckily, there are a few ideas you can follow so that you give your garden a well-needed upgrade this summer.
If you are planting anything edible, you want to attract insects and hummingbirds because they will pollinate your produce. Sunflowers and zinnias are great options for a new gardener because they grow quickly and attract pollinators. Make sure to visit your local nursery to find out which plants are best to grow in your area during the summer. You want to make sure you are planting produce and flowers that will do well in the heat.
Add Some Color
One of the best ways to enhance the look of your garden is to add some bursts of color. You want to make sure that you are choosing plants that do well in the summer and can stand up well to high temperatures. You should look into vibrant summer annuals such as zinnias, pentas, and lantanas. Annuals that thrive in the summer grow quickly so they will show their vibrant colors throughout the whole season.
Focus On Produce
When looking to enhance your summer garden, you should focus on growing produce for your family and guests to enjoy. There are two categories of produce when it comes to gardening: cool-season and warm-season. Right now is the time to grow warm-season produce such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. In the middle of the summer, if you want to get your garden ready for fall, then you should grow cool-season produce. You should look into growing broccoli, carrots, and spinach so that you have fresh produce at the beginning of fall.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.