Spring gardening is over, and it is time to take great care of your garden for the warmer summer months. Here are some of our best summer gardening care tips to keep your blooms looking beautiful all summer long.
Deadheading Your Flowers
Deadheading is the process of removing flowers that have run their course and allowing them to bloom again. Annuals, shrubs that will flower again, and perennials will all come back better and brighter than before once you complete the deadheading process.
Take Care of Pests
Garden pests are one of the biggest issues facing anyone with a summer garden. Take the time to watch out for any signs of insect infestation of issues. If you wait too long before preventing pests from invading, you might lose an otherwise-great crop of vegetables and fruits to someone else’s appetite! Use prompt and effective treatments to cut down on insect infestations and keep good bugs around.
Pick Your Vegetables Clean
Whenever vegetables ripen, it’s important to pick them quickly and cleanly. Many vegetable plants will bear fruit multiple times over the course of the summer (tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, okra, and more). Once vegetables become too mature and have been on the vine for too long, it can actually damage the plant itself and mean the end of its fruiting for the summer.
Weed and Weed Again!
Weeding is not anyone’s favorite garden task, but it’s critical to ensuring that your plants stay happy and healthy. If you keep your plants weeded in the early summer months, they will start to grow past the point that weeds are a major threat. While it’s perfectly fine to cut back on weeding when your plants are healthy and flourishing, cutting back doesn’t mean stopping altogether. If you allow any weeds in your summer garden to actually seed, they can lead to a whole lot more weeding in the future. Just like with everything else, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Call in the Professionals for Your Summer 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.