Looking After Your Garden in Summer

Looking After Your Garden in Summer

The summer is the time when you want to enjoy your garden the most, it is also the best time to cultivate your garden and treat the plants, trees, lawn, and flower beds so they thrive during the summer weather. In this blog post, you will find out how you water your garden in the right way and what measures to take when the weather is good to ensure your garden stays beautiful. Looking after your garden in summer might seem like a lot of work but the benefits are many.

Water wisely 

People tend to think that more is better when it comes to watering the garden, they might also get confused about watering the containers versus watering the trees and grass. Both areas of the garden require different watering approaches. 

Although your containers need water regularly that isn’t the case with trees and plants with deeper root systems. These plants store water more easily and are sensitive to overeating. Only water these once a week. 

Look after containers 

Unlike plants and trees in your garden, your containers need more regular attention. They have smaller root systems and are usually bedded in less soil meaning they dry out more quickly in the sun’s direct light. 

If you sit in the garden regularly on your own or with your Live-in care you will want to enjoy the colours and presence of your garden flowers. To maximise the effect of garden flowers, water your containers daily to keep them healthy. 

Looking After Your Garden in Summer : Tree surgery 

Over the winter there is a lot of precipitation coupled with sunshine here and there. Most people don’t keep on top of their garden through the winter and this causes them to grow extensively in all directions. This can cause some issues in the summer. 

First of all, your summer garden won’t be as beautiful or easy to enjoy. You will have overgrown trees and foliage that needs to be taken care of by a tree surgeon. The summer is the best time to have your garden treated in this way and to get it ready for the winter again. 

Lawn care 

The lawn is the centrepiece of many gardens and it’s tempting to cut it in the summer when the soil is dry. Actually, this is not the best thing to do for your lawn in the drier months as it dries out the soil and can make the grass turn brown.

It’s much better to let the grass grow longer in the summer when the blades can capture the moisture and keep the soil damp. Instead, look for a dry day in autumn or opportunities in winter to cut the lawn. 

Looking After Your Garden in Summer : Remember to weed 

Looking after a garden is not a once a year activity, you need to take care of it regularly to get the best results. That means taking care of the weeds that threaten to steal important nutrients for your other plants and take over your garden. I’ve invested in an electrical weed burner and I wouldn’t be without it.

The summer is a good time to take care of the weeds in your garden, the weeds will be easy to see and you can uproot them by hand or use an eco-friendly anti-weed product to kill them off.

10 Reasons To Landscape The Garden

10 Reasons To Landscape The Garden

?The sun is shining at long last and if there is one thing that the Spring weather encourages, it’s gardening. Getting out into the garden after a long winter is a big job. There’s often a lot of cleanups and clearing out involved, washing of paving and replanting to do again. Some people go beyond the general seasonal cleanup, though, as they decide that the best thing that they can do is landscape the garden.

Landscaping is so much more than weeding. It’s finding the right pattern and layout for your garden and it’s all about making the space the prettiest possible. It should be functional, easy to maintain and it should reflect the beauty of the rest of the house, too. It is wise to choose materials that are sustainable, affordable and well researched, and you should be able to find what you need at either local garden stores, or places like Tilhill Forestry.

 You deserve to have a home that looks great, which is why investing in landscaping is the smartest idea you could have. With this in mind, here are all the reasons that you need to invest in landscaping for your garden this season.

  1. Landscape The Garden -Enjoy Being Outside

    It’s so much easier to enjoy your garden and being outside if it looks and functions beautifully. There’s nothing quite like being in a well-kept yard that you can sit and eat in, enjoy playtime with the kids and even just sunbathing. If you have the decking completed and you have a space for grass, you’ll find that you’re more able to relax in your space. Given that the sun is finally coming out, this is exactly what you want.

  2. For The Kids

    Children deserve somewhere safe and appealing to play close to home. This is a great reason to get your garden landscaped the right way. Right now, the world is in a range of different lockdown measures so getting to the park isn’t always possible. If you know that your children have somewhere to play that’s safe you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor space too. Being outside is good for everyone’s physical and mental health. Having a landscaped garden makes this easier than ever.

  3. Injury Prevention

     A garden that has been well maintained with proper lawn care is one that prevents injury for any who use it. You’ll be able to walk through it without any brambles or nettles stinging you, and you won’t be getting caught up in any long weeds that make you fall over. The same can be said for broken cobbles and stones. These can cause foot and ankle injuries and any broken-up fences with nails sticking out of them are a tetanus risk. You want to know that your garden is going to be safe and landscaping can do it.

  4. Landscape The Garden to Keep it Alive

    A dying garden is an ugly one. It shouldn’t be overgrown and covered in weeds, and the plants shouldn’t be choking each other. Your garden should be well laid out for function and form, and it should be alive with healthy plants, too. You want your garden to breathe and create, and if you have flowers and veggies planted throughout, you’re going to liven it up.

  5. Inviting Guests Over

    Here in the UK, we can finally have people over (outside). The last thing we want to present to friends and family is an overgrown and ugly garden. Inviting guests over is about having a great and memorable time, not cringing over the mess in your outdoor space.

  6. The View

    If your home is in a good location (and let’s be honest, even if it’s not), you want to be able to look out of the windows and enjoy the view! You don’t want to look down on a messy, ugly and half-dead garden. If you do prefer to look at it that way, then there’s no point in learning why you should landscape.

  7. Plants Live Longer

    A well-maintained garden means that the flowers and veggies that you have planted will last for longer. The lawn will last you for longer, too, with the grass seed being nurtured properly. If you choose to landscape the garden, you could just maintain the plants hanging or in plant pots. They will last so much longer when you actually take the time to spend on it.

  8. Curb Appeal

    Selling your house will be so much easier when you actually spend some time and money on the garden. The landscaping alone is going to work to add value to the house, because of the money you will be  spending on it. The curb appeal increases, too, and it’s much harder to list and sell a house that will be judged on the exterior. Why? Well, ugly, messy and mismatched gardens don’t sell a home. You have to make your house attractive, and that’s what landscaping can do.

  9. Neighbourhood Pride

    If you are living in a nice and tidy community, you want to be a part of that community. This means taking some pride in your landscaping and it’s unfair to the locals if you don’t. No one wants to see an unkempt yard covered in junk – so don’t make yours the same. Investing a little time and money into making your garden look tidy keeps the neighbourhood watch happy and you too.

  10. It’s Natural Therapy

    A decent garden, even a small one is essential if you want to have a space in the house to just relax and be. It’s also considered to be therapeutic to just maintain your garden. You can remove yourself from the four walls of the house and really enjoy yourself outside especially with a barbecue and a well-placed sun lounger.

When you landscape your garden why not choose to create a zen garden? Something relaxing, perhaps with a trickling water feature? Your landscaping will change the look of the house and your outdoor area for good. It’s worth putting some proper thought and planning into the process.