Summer Garden Maintenance

Tips to Looking After your Garden over the Summer


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Everything's blooming, and the greenery couldn't be better, there's nothing like enjoying the fruits of all that labor. However, as you well know, a gardener's work is never done. We can always see a few more things that need tending.

Below are a few mid-summer reminders for perking up the garden.

Soil and Watering

  • Loosen hard packed soil to aerate and allow water to penetrate
  • Use mulch to moderate soil temperatures
  • Newly installed plants may need frequent waterings during heat spells; check drip system emitters

Plants

Fertilizers

  • Use high quality balanced fertilizer such as liquid Earth Juice
  • Give a dose of root stimulator

Really, all this isn't a lot to do and it will give your plants that mid-summer boost and let you take pleasure in your garden for a few more weeks.

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