Summer’s comin’, folks! And that means you’re going to spending a lot more time outside in your yard. But, is your yard ready for you to be out there? And, what about entertaining?
That’s right, it’s time for landscaping maintenance. You’ve been looking forward to it all spring and the time has finally come to get out there and start tearing into the project. If you prepared in the fall, you might not have as much to clean up, but there are still a few things you need to know to keep your yard looking green and clean all summer long.
And, if you’re not sure where to start, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re breaking down the top five tips you need to know to get your yard in tip-top shape. Keep reading to learn more.
The Top 5 Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Summer
Seasonal yard work means different things should happen at different times of the year. When it’s raining and snowing out there, there’s not much you can do. But now the sun is shining and your lawn and garden are screaming out for help.
Here are some tried and true tips to get you through the summer.
The key to a landscaping schedule is stability for your plants. You don’t even need to get your gardening tools out yet. All you have to do is maintain your flowers by deadheading them at least once per week.
Deadheading allows vital nutrients from the soil to reach the rest of the plant which in turn will help it grow bigger and more vibrant.
Water Every Day
Irrigation is critical in the summer months. You must water every single day in order for the ground to maintain enough moisture to push vitamins and nutrients through the ground and soil. Set a timer for twice per day or water in the morning and evening.
Keep the Grass Trimmed
Keeping up with a seasonal lawn care schedule is actually easier if you mow the grass regularly. The more you let it grow tall and then cut it kills off important nutrients that the grass then must pull from the soil again. This depletes the soil faster causing you more lawn care each season.
Flower bed maintenance is just as important as watering. Weeds will take over a flower bed and kill your precious plants. Also, consider a spot treatment for your lawn.
West Bay Landscape has a few good examples of what your flower bed needs to remain weed free.
One of the top seasonal landscape solutions for your yard involves fertilizer. Your plants and lawn thrive on nutrients they can obtain from the soil but fertilizer gives them an extra boost. Fertilize once at the beginning of summer, monthly for your grass.
The key to landscaping maintenance is consistency. If you’re not monitoring your lawn and garden, it will perish. Keep these tips in mind as you begin to venture outdoors this summer so you can keep your yard looking fresh and inviting for your next cookout.
We hope you found this post helpful. Before you go, take a look at this post that outlines how to maintain and repair your outdoor home furniture. It could help make a difference in how your garden looks, too.