Building a colorful garden to last all summer is no small task. It takes planning, research, and plenty of work to create something you can enjoy from May to September. In order to help you on this labor of love, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your garden all summer long.
Plant for Every Part of Summer
Summer may be one season, but think of it as having three phases. First you have spring-into-summer. This is when your tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are in their prime. Next, your mid-summer plants like irises, peonies, and poppies have their time to show off. Last, late bloomers will finally be ready to pop up and show off their colors. There are a few different plants that will look good all summer long, including Maryland’s own black-eyed susan.
Plant at the Right Time
Transplanting is a big part of this gardening strategy. Since you don’t want to overcrowd your garden, you’ll need to get the late-summer plants started somewhere else. Once your spring bulbs start blooming, you know it’s time to plant your late-summer flowers. To make this method easier, try to simplify other gardening chores. If you want to keep down on weeding, make sure you cover your soil with plants to avoid any excess sunlight getting in. Try using a drip hose to cut down on watering time.
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping, hardscaping 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.