As the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to spend more of your free time outdoors in your garden. If you’re looking for handy tips and tricks that will ensure that your garden thrives with time to blossom, look no further. Simply continue reading to discover a handy fool proof guide to gardening this summer.
Make your own DIY planter boxes:
You don’t have to purchase expensive planter boxes from your local garden center or DIY center, in order to display your flowers. Instead, look to repurpose household items, which you no longer use as makeshift planter boxes. For example, you can turn colanders and empty tin cans into planter boxes. You can even use old storage containers as larger planter boxes. The options are endless. This is a particularly great idea if you are conscious of the effect that you have on the environment and would like to do your part to reduce your own carbon emissions.
Mulch your soil to prevent your water from evaporating:
Whether you plan to grow flowers in flower beds, pots or vegetable beds, it’s a smart idea to mulch your soil so that you can prevent water from evaporating. This way your plants and flowers will have a chance to soak up rainwater as well as water from your garden hose or your strategically placed garden sprinklers.
Use buckets to collect rainwater:
Instead of relying on your hose to water your plants when it doesn’t rain, it’s a great idea to place large buckets outside your home, when it’s about to rain. So that you’ll be able to collect and reuse rainwater and water for your plants. You could even place an old, outdated bath in your garden which could fill up with rain water and to use a watering can or bucket to collect rainwater from your garden tub, to water the rest of your garden.
Use compost to your advantage:
In order to ensure that your plants have enough nutrients to flourish, it’s a great idea to use compost to your advantage. As your plants can do with as many nutrients as they can get and depending on the type of soil in your garden, your soil could lack the nutrients which your plants need to survive and thrive. For example, if your soil resembles clay, it’s definitely advisable to pay for compost or to make your own compost at home, in order to help your plants thrive.
Opt to plant vegetables that thrive in summer:
If you’re unsure some examples of common, tasty vegetables that grow well during the long, hot summer months include green beans, spring onions, green onion, chards, peas, broad beans and garlic.
It’s definitely a time to blossom. If you can’t wait to spend more of your free time in the evenings and on the weekends cultivating beautiful plants and healthy vegetables, it’s well worth using all of the beneficial tips listed above. Especially if you’re still an amateur gardener looking for advice.