This summer, you may just want to spend most of your time within the comforts of your own home. Still, now that you have more free time to spend in the garden, you are probably thinking about how to make the most of it in a short space of time.
So, here are our top tips to stay on top of your garden in the hot weather below.
Now, the start of the heatwave has begun, it is good to start getting into the habit of watering your plants regularly. The optimal time to water your plants is during the early evening, and you would need to water your plants in hanging baskets and containers twice a day too. This way, if it is during a hot day and you have already watered your plants in the morning, you are not at risk of having water within the plant-soil evaporating by the heat.
Mulch is necessary to protect your plants. Think of bark chips or garden prunings. They also break down slowly, and this means that they can provide a barrier to hold moisture within the plants by cooling the soil.
There is no summer season that does not involve a smoky BBQ! Not only it is a great excuse to throw a fun event to spend time with your family and friends, but you can enjoy delicious food too in a lovely hot weather. Make sure you prepare a variety of food to cater all guests.
Still, you should consider having a comfortable outdoor furniture for your guests to be seated. This way, you can ensure an optimal environment for your guests to enjoy themselves in and this can be all in your back garden. Consider adding shades such as a parasol in case of dealing with sudden rain.
Although it can be hard work, you should be mowing your lawn at least once a week. This way, you can maintain the health of your lawn. This includes weeding out certain areas in your lawn too.
Of course, there are many more ways to maximise your garden. Yet, we hope that this list has given you initial ideas on what to do with your garden this summer. After all, you do not want to be taking the weather for granted and neglect your gardening maintenance!