Everything’s blooming, and the greenery couldn’t be better. There’s nothing like enjoying the fruits of all that labor. However, as you well know, a gardener’s work is never done. We can always see a few more things that need tending. Summer presents its own set of garden maintenance challenges. To make matters interesting, it may be hot, dry, wet, cool, cloudy, or sunny. There may be insect or disease infestations, or the sailing could be smooth. Regardless of what this summer may throw your direction, keeping up with your summer garden maintenance tasks will help you get the most out of your garden.
Top Tips to Keep your Garden in Shape
- Removing deadheads: removing spent flowers helps plants put more energy into flowering again. Annuals, and repeat flowering shrubs and perennials will offer more color, more often during the season if you deadhead.
- Be vigilant with pests: As you deadhead, weed, and water, watch for signs of insect and disease pests. The solution may be simple or complex, but the key to garden success lies in early detection and prompt, decisive treatment. Know, invite, and protect the good bugs in your garden. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any treatments that may be necessary.
- Get rid of weeds: As plants fill out in early summer, if you’ve kept them weeded up to that point, they should begin to shade out most of their weed competition. It’s okay to slow down, but don’t stop weeding. One weed left to go to seed can cause much more weeding in the future.
Protect Yourself while Gardening
Through a prime time for gardening, the summer heat can have a negative effect on your health if over exposed. Use sunscreen on areas of skin that will be exposed to the sun. Also, apply mosquito repellent whenever you go out to work in the garden. Early morning and evening are when mosquitoes are most active so stay vigilant. Remember to stay hydrated, to take frequent breaks, and try not to stay in the heat for extended periods.
Set Yourself Up All Summer Long!
At Evergreen Gene’s we will help you help your garden to thrive. Visit our garden center to pick up necessary items like topsoil and compost to help you save your garden. If you have any gardening questions, make sure to ask one of our trained employees. Our staff is knowledgeable of all products sold in the garden center to better assist you. Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscape maintenance services throughout Maryland. Our services include mowing, raking, sodding, fertilizing, mulching, pruning, and so much more. With our help, your landscape will look its best year-round. Click Here to learn more about the benefits of professional landscape maintenance. Evergreen Gene’s landscaping services are also available for commercial properties. Want to learn more about the benefits of Professional Landscape Maintenance in Severna Park, Maryland? Visit Evergreen Gene’s at our location on Crain Highway. Can’t make it out but still have a question? Not to worry; call us at 410.766.6877 or click here today. To stay up to date with all that is happening here at Evergreen Gene’s, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.