As most people in the northern hemisphere are preparing to warm their houses and backyards for upcoming chilly climate, the residents of Australia are busy for something else. They are doing the exact opposite, as people from the Land Down Under are expecting the summer season.
The summer heat is known to provide outdoor fun. But with the occurrence of global warming, you may want to check your garden more often. Industry specialists Tim Davies Landscaping say that the garden is an extension of the living room, which is why it is important to take care of it more often as well.
Tend to Plants in Time
One way to keep your garden in good shape come summer is to water the plants in the morning. You should have done it before the warmest time of the day. The scorch of the afternoon heat and the water forms mildew that attacks the leaves. Watering at night, meanwhile, causes an infestation of mosquitoes and sand-flies. To prevent mildew, spray the plants with a mixture of water and cow’s milk in 10:1 ratio.
If you have no opportunity to water your plants frequently, then water them deep. Allow the soil to sip in as much water as it can, but not too much. Experts advise adding soluble fertiliser to the water if you can. This helps provide your plants with sufficient nutrients it lost to too much heat.
Higher Lawn, Better Lawn
When mowing your lawn, never cut lower than a third of its current height. Many people have a misconception that cutting as low as they can help keep the lawn alive throughout the season. With longer leaves, the grass can store more water, which it needs to survive better in high temperatures.
Protect the Newbies
For newly planted seeds, protect them from the harsh heat to allow a healthy growth; do not completely cover it from the sunlight. Allow at least 50% of the light to pass through your covering.Old net curtains, shade cloth, leafy branches, or dead palm ferns are some good wrappers.
Knowing a few good ways to tend to your plants during summer enables you protect it properly and keep it healthy throughout the season. Treat your garden like how you would treat your overall house.