Although many people rejoice that summer is here, for gardeners it means there is a list of things to do for the maintenance of the landscape. If you carefully planned your garden, then surely you will achieve an amazing and beautiful landscape.
Also you don’t have to take much time taking care of your garden. With the technology today, landscaping maintenance can be fun in many ways.
Make Use of Technology
Today, many people have access to the Internet using their mobile or smart phones and tablet. One can download applications on how to improve their landscape. Some applications will provide you with sufficient information about each plan you have.
Once you have the knowledge about the nature of your plants, you will know what to do during the hot season. You can also connect with millions of gardeners around the world to take some advice and helpful tips.
Also the right app will give you a list of plants that do not need much attention from you. But most importantly, make sure to have an app where you can create a to-do list in order to fix your landscape in an organized manner.
Plan your Garden Well
It is essential that you have an organized seasonal plan for your garden. Gardeners must have the knowledge of the blooming cycles of flowers to know the season when one species of flower specifically blooms. So you can easily incorporate your other plants with your flowers in your garden.
Green must be an outstanding color in your landscape so make sure it remains that way. Make sure to add some shrubs and trees in order to achieve it.
With your flowering plants, you can have a beautiful landscape all-year round. You can definitely achieve success if you put all your hard work and passion for your garden.
Add Bright-Colored Annuals
The warm colors of annuals are perfect for summer and they prefer the heat of the sun than the shades. If you already have perennials in your garden, then make sure to fill the spaces with colorful annuals.
Even though they just live for one year, these flowers will definitely bring appeal to your landscape and they are beautiful to look at with your lush garden. Make sure to remove them once they start to wither when winter arrives.
Create your Focal Points
As a gardener, you must determine the focal points of your garden and you either place a bed of roses or water features such as fountains in these points. Make sure you also maintain them since they are part of the overall landscape.
If you choose bed of flowers or roses, make sure to trim them occasionally and remove the dead flowers. Fountains can easily be cleaned with brush and water. Just make sure all these features looks great and appealing.
Other Necessary Features
Fences, pathways and stone walls are good examples of necessary features in your garden. Make sure they complement the exterior design of your house.
In any season, these features still look great. Also they don’t require much maintenance.
This hot season, make sure you pay attention to your plants. They need more water and shade from the extreme heat so you must attend to its needs. When the soil is dry, make sure to water it.
Maintaining your landscape even in summer is really a challenge for homeowners. If you failed to follow these steps then definitely you and your landscape will suffer.
To save you some gardening work under the heat of the sun, make your preparation during the late spring. Sprinkle fertilizer on your lawn, add mulch to your soil and plant your flowers before summer arrives. This will prepare your landscape from the heat and drought.