Essential gardening tips for the Summer

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The summer months might be the best time to spend more time outdoors, but it is also a time to take care of your garden. During this time, your garden can go through many changes, so it is worth spending time keeping on top of it so you can enjoy it. Whether it is as simple as removing weeds to stump grinding Essex, if you take care of your garden, it will become a great place to be.

Get Weeding

During the summer months, weeds will begin to thrive and if you do not take care of them then they can really take over your garden. Therefore, it can help to spend time weeding where possible. If you catch them early, then they are easy to pull but if not, you can apply mulch or even apply weed killer. To make it easier to remove the weeds, remove them after it has rained as this will ensure that the soil is softer and easier to work with.

Give it Plenty of Water

Your garden is going to need more water during the summer months as the weather is drier and the sun is stronger. Therefore, you will need to make sure that you give your lawn plenty of water to ensure it remains healthy and does not dry out. You will also need to water your plants and shrubs too. However, it is really important to make sure that you do not water your lawn in the strong sunshine as this can cause your lawn, plants and shrubs to burn.

Prune Your Shrubs  

During the early summer, it is best to consider pruning many of your spring-flowering shrubs. You can prune off any growth that has just finished flowering and you should do this down to an outward-facing bud. You should also do the same for any crossing branches within the shrub as well as damaged branches.

Plant Annual Bedding Plants  

If you did not have the time to plant any of your bedding plants during May, then you can still do this now. Ensure that you place them in a location that has plenty of light as this will help them to thrive. You should also make sure that you deadhead them throughout the summer to ensure they look neat and continue to grow.

Keep Your Lawns Mowed  

This one might seem obvious, but your lawn is going to grow extremely quick during the summer months. This could mean that you have to mow your lawn every two weeks or so. The aim is to keep on top of your lawn as the longer you leave it, the longer and more difficult it will be to mow.

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Feed Your Flowers  

While we have explored the need to water your plants, you should also make sure that they are fed with water-soluble plant food. You should do this every third time you water or once per week if that is easier to remember. So, if you want to keep your garden looking its best this summer then put our tips to use and give your garden the chance to thrive this summer. Thanks to Essex Tree Brothers for consulting

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