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What to Look Out For in Garden Care in the Summer?

Summer in the British latitudes is not exactly sunny and hot all the time. It is saturated with moisture and heat in June, July and August, which requires you to be careful in the care of the garden in the summer. We will look at what you need to consider in order to have a beautiful flower garden, and if you have any questions, do contact your nearest professional gardener, who will advise you on the right activities and provide you with accurate maintenance services. 

What  to Look Out For About Watering in Garden Care in the Summer?

Both humans and flowers need more hydration during the summer months. Unlike the winter season, in summer the plants should be watered abundantly.

ATTENTION! It is recommended to do this early in the morning or late in the afternoon so that there is no danger of the water evaporating too quickly and the flowers remaining thirsty. In addition to the roots of the plant, water the leaves and flowers to wash away the accumulated dust and improve photosynthesis. It is good to change the watering can with a hose several times a week and to extend the watering time. Hanging and newly planted plants are most at risk of drying out, so pay more attention to them.

IMPORTANT: For daily watering, use stagnant water, unless it is contraindicated for the plant, as it is more beneficial to the health of your flowers. If you water the plants with cold tap water, there is a danger of stressing them due to a sharp change in temperature.

 

What  to Look Out For About Fertilization in Garden Care in the Summer?

In general, in the summer we feed plants that bloom in the fall and almost all the substances necessary for their life are taken from plants in the ground. In the natural environment, dying plants fall to the ground, rot and turn into humus, from which subsequent plants draw nutrients. In the garden, however, we rake fallen leaves, remove dry shoots and pick flowers in vases, so this balance is disturbed. Over time, the content of minerals in the soil decreases and the plants begin to deteriorate – so it is necessary to fertilize them systematically. 

However, some flowers and shrubs have significant nutritional needs and also need to be fertilized throughout the season. This fertilization is called experimental fertilization. The top dressing is best done in June or early July. In the second half of summer, plants slowly prepare for winter and should not be encouraged to grow. Delayed fertilization can even be dangerous, especially for shrubs, as their shoots, stimulated too late for growth, will not have time to liquify wood before winter and frost.

ATTENTION!In summer, flowers, especially roses, are especially demanding of fertilizers. It is recommended to carry out this procedure regularly and with a frequency of at least twice a month, and it is very important to feed the bushes after the first phase of flowering. This is the only way for your plants to have the strength for further successful development.

 

What  to Look Out For About Fertilization in Garden Care in the Summer?

Unfortunately, the summer is full of small pests in the garden, which, however, do great harm to the flowers. There are ways to deal with them. If they are new to your flower, immerse it in lukewarm water, but if you find out about them later, then fight it with the help of appropriate detergents. 

ATTENTION! When fighting pests, be sure to first find out if they are good for plants!