Summer is here once again and horticulturists everywhere are busy at work tending to their vegetable and flower gardens. Because we know that not everyone is a gardening expert, we are going to lay out some tips on vegetable maintenance and advice you can use to make your garden as healthy and verdant as possible.
Keep your plants well hydrated
Although this may be common knowledge, we cannot stress enough that the most important thing that you can do to keep your garden healthy is consistent watering. Making sure that plants get enough water in the summer’s sweltering heat is absolutely vital to proper summer vegetable maintenance. Most plants need about 2 inches of water per week during the height of the summer. If you are absent for a period of time, make sure that you arrange to have your plants watered in your absence.
Protect your garden
Uncontrolled pests can devour an otherwise perfect garden. The most important thing you can do to control pests and disease is to keep your plants healthy with adequate sunlight and water. Keeping an eye out for and removing pests when working in your garden will go a long way to curbing their effect. Know the difference between helpful and harmful critters; insects like mantises and ladybugs prey on harmful bugs and are very beneficial to your garden. Regular weeding is also very important for keeping your garden healthy. Weeds deprive your plants of nutrients and can also harbor harmful insects.
Although many plants can survive without fertilizer, well-fertilized plants produce more and fuller fruits and vegetables. Some plants, like tomatoes, peppers, and squash, benefit from fertilizer more and should be fed every week or so. However, using too much fertilizer can do more harm than using too little, so make sure to research the needs of your plants to achieve optimal results.
Consult Evergreen Gene’s
Do you have any more questions on good gardening practices or other landscaping concerns? Are you considering investing in a garden or other project? Talking to the experts at Evergreen Gene’s will help cater to your specific needs in your landscape design. An expert opinion will assist you in making the right choice, saving you from issues in the future.
Want to learn more about gardening or landscape design? Visit Evergreen Gene’s at our Glen Burnie 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.