Gardening tips this summer
Summer is right around the corner and as the weather warms up more and more of us will be stepping outside into our gardens to enjoy the sunshine.
New to gardening? We’ve got you covered, here we’ve put together 5 summer gardening tips to help you grow your best garden yet.
Have a watering schedule
The best time to water the plants in your garden is early morning or late evening. Watering your plants when it’s still cool will allow the water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant without too much excess water lost to evaporation. This will ensure your plants are well nourished!
Watch out for weeds
Most of the time weeds are inevitable, as summer creeps closer weeds are more prone to grow in your garden but there are a few different ways you can tackle them.
Weed killer is the most obvious solution, this can be found in most supermarkets. Another tip is to put down a carpet of newspaper, which blocks sunlight and oxygen from reaching the soil, this will smother the weeds already sprouted and prevent new ones from growing!
There are many different fertilisers on the market, so make sure to find one that will work best for your garden. Fertilising is essential to improve plant growth, check out Epoints’ gardening range to shop now!
Let in the sun shine
Whilst this once may be obvious it is one of the most important tips. The ideal garden location will offer your plants a good 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Consider the sunlight available to your garden as you choose where you plant your crops and seeds.
Timing is key
When it comes to planting your summer garden timing is key, it’s important to be patient and learn how long each of your plants needs to grow, what time of year they should be planted and how much attention they need.
Knowing these details will make it much easier look after and maintain your plants and help you to create your perfect summer garden this year.