Summer is the best time to work in the garden. Summer is long and sunny, with perfect temperatures. As summer ends, it’s time to think about the future of your landscape.
Couvillion’s Landscapes offers stunning landscaping installation and maintenance services throughout the year. Here are their top tips to help you keep your landscape looking great as the summer ends.
Watering is important!
Your plants will require more water as the temperature drops. To check if the soil is dry, you should regularly inspect it. You should water your plants well if it is dry.
Their roots must be kept moist. Make sure to water them well. You may need to water your plants every day or once a week depending on the weather. Water your plants in the morning and late at night to promote healthy root growth. This will allow them enough time to absorb the moisture.
Prune Leaves and Branch
Your landscape can be affected by summer weather. Storms can do damage and the heat can cause leaves to turn brown and wilt. Take the time to trim your hedges, and remove dead branches as summer winds down.
It will ensure that your landscape is ready for the next season. It’s always satisfying to clean up after a hot, long summer. It gives your plants the chance to grow and develop.
You’ll need to change your landscaping routine as the leaves turn colors and fall from trees. To keep your yard neat, you should regularly pick up the leaves. To make the job easier, you might also consider buying a leaf blower.
A pop of color is a great way to add some flair
Make sure to visit your local nursery before Autumn arrives. A few perennials can bring life to your yard and add a new look.
Pick plants that are most likely to grow in your area. The staff at your local nursery will be able to help you choose the best plants. In Southeast Louisiana, for example, marigolds, pentas and impatiens can be planted.
Get Rid Of Pests
Pests can be easily eradicated in summer. Your plants can be severely damaged by aphids, caterpillars, and beetles. To get rid of them, use an insecticide. You can also treat your plants for disease while you are at it. You can avoid further damage by doing this.
Your lawn may be more susceptible to a fungus infection as the temperatures drop. To prevent potential problems, treat it with afungicide. Don’t spray too much, as it could cause more harm than good. For example, bees can be hurt by fungicides so make sure to use them sparingly.
Deal with the Weeds
Because of the heat and the rain, weeds are more likely grow in summer. You can still find them in other seasons. If they are allowed to linger, they will take over your yard, crowding out your plants.
You can prevent the weed cycle by pulling them up at the roots as soon as they appear. To prevent them from germinating, you can use a pre-emergent hericide. Organic herbicides can also be used to protect the environment.
Mulch is a soil conditioner that keeps the soil cool and moist, while also adding nutrients. Mulch blocks sunlight, which prevents weed growth. To give your plants a boost and protect them against the summer sun, spread a layer mulch. To keep the mulch level constant, it is a good idea to replenish the mulch every few months.
Deadheading simply means removing dying or dead flowers. This encourages new growth and stops plants from wasting energy on flowers that don’t matter. It keeps your landscape tidy and prevents self-seeding which can lead to a problem with the next season. You can remove the flowers from the stems without damaging them.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Summer heat and rain can cause soil to lose nutrients, making it difficult for plants to survive. To promote growth, use a fertiliser that is high in nitrogen. If you’re not sure which fertilizer is best for your plants, you can also use an all-purpose fertilizer. You should be careful not overdo it as too much fertilizer could cause damage to your plants. One pound of nitrogen fertilizer should be enough for 1,000 square feet.
You can make sure your landscape is ready for fall by following the right practices. This will ensure that you don’t have to start over in spring. A professional landscaper can help you with your garden and lawn.