Spring is coming to a close, and so is smooth sailing for gardeners. Homeowners can enjoy vibrant, blooming gardens in the summer, but it takes more than a little TLC to keep summer landscapes healthy. C&M Residential shares our 4 best secrets of summer landscape maintenance.
How to Keep a Yard Healthy in the Summer
- Keep an eye on design. Have you planted like with like? Make sure the flowers and shrubs in each flowerbed need similar amounts of sunlight, moisture, and nutrients to thrive. If you see water pooling in the landscape, consider changing the irrigation in your yard.
- Plant native. Not only do native plants benefit pollinators, they need less care because they’re adapted to the weather and soil, and they’re often resistant to local pests. And the less maintenance a plant needs to stay healthy, the easier it is to keep your landscape looking great all season.
- Dig in. Is your soil rich in nutrients and moisture? The healthier your soil, the healthier your plants will become. Sometime during the spring, aerate your lawn to keep the soil loose and thatch to a minimum. Supplement your soil as necessary with lime, fertilizer, or compost.
- Water wisely. Plants need plenty of water to survive summer in Marietta. Plant new or freshly divided plants in partial shade. Lay mulch in flowerbeds to help prevent pests and retain moisture in the roots. Consider planting succulents or other sun-happy plants that don’t require frequent watering. When you do water the landscape, water deeply to make sure moisture reaches the roots of each plant.
Have a busy summer planned? Call C&M Residential to schedule regular landscape maintenance while you’re away. We’ll keep your garden healthy all summer.