5 smart tips – how to take care of your garden this summer !
1. Fertilize your lawn
Fertilize your lawn three times a year. Fertilize for the first time when the lawn starts to turn green, then twice more at 6-7 week intervals for long-acting fertilizers. Manure stimulates growth and you will have both a healthier and greener lawn! Remember to fertilize when it rains so as not to “burn” the grass.
2. Water smart
An established lawn can dry relatively well, but you should still water your lawn during dry periods if possible. We recommend from once a week to once a day, depending on how long the dry period lasted. If your lawn gets a yellow / brown color during drought, you still do not have to worry, your lawn will turn green again when it rains. Remember that it is never good to use drinking water for irrigation, whether there is an irrigation ban or not. There are several methods you can use to take advantage of rainwater – read more here.
3. Remove weeds regularly
If you have a garden, you are probably already struggling with the weeds, literally. After all, weeds are a food thief from the plants you actually want in your garden. When clearing weeds, it may still be helpful to think about a few things. To prevent it from spreading, for example, it is important that you clear the weeds as soon as they appear. Make sure to get the whole root up so that the plant disappears completely, because a small leftover root is enough for a new plant to grow. If you want to simplify the erection, it is a good idea to dig when it is still moist in the soil.
4. Cut off overblown flowers
Overblown flowers can be beautiful, but do not be afraid to cut them off! Cutting overblown flowers stimulates new flowering, which means that your summer flowers last longer and grow better. Your plants and shrubs will also get a nicer and neater impression when there are no sad flowers hanging around them. Do you have overblown flowers that are still beautiful – why not put them in a vase and enjoy the scent indoors instead?
5. Extend the harvest time
Use high summer to extend the harvest time. If you have harvested a lot of vegetables in July, there is a good chance that you have some empty areas in your cultivation. Take advantage of the surfaces and grow something new. Just make sure that the soil is moist and that the crop does not dry out. Examples of vegetables that have time to be harvested are beets, radishes, salad bowls, dill and peas. There are even plants that get better in the fall; spinach, kale and lettuce to name a few.
Do you want to get in touch with land and garden companies?
If you want to take care of your garden this summer, you can also hire someone for the assignment. We at Servicefinder have several affiliated land and garden companies that have not gone on holiday yet!