As enjoyable as summer is, you don’t want to forget about your beautiful, lush garden. The blazing summer heat can be stressful and tricky for your garden and it’s imperative to take care of your meticulous work. While India experiences harsh conditions of high temperatures and dry spells during summer, landscaping can still be done to keep the garden and outdoor spaces looking beautiful. These landscaping tips will save your garden from the summer heat.
Using the Correct Amount of Water
Water is the main ingredient in a green and healthy garden. It’s equally critical to use water efficiently. Using the correct amount of water throughout the day and in a sustainable manner is the ideal way to deal with the summer heat.
There are numerous ways to water your garden, from using a hose to installing a sprinkler system. But to deal with the summer heat, you have to water your garden plants at least twice a day, especially for those plants which are directly exposed to the sun. To check if your plants are adequately moist, stick your finger in the soil and if the dirt is wet, your plants are adequately hydrated.
Planting the Correct Vegetables
Planting drought-tolerant vegetables and fruits are the most effective way to maximize the size of your garden and not torture your vegetation as excess heat can damage your plants. Plants like lettuce, peas, carrots, and radishes struggle to survive in the heat and are rendered inedible.
Vegetables and fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, berries, beans, beetroot, sweet potatoes, okra, eggplants and melons are the ideal heat-loving edibles. To give your vegetable garden an extra advantage add some shade to protect them from direct heat.
Fertilise your Garden Grass
Summer is a crucial time for your plants, and plants are more vulnerable to pests, drought, wet soil, and rot easily. To protect your plants, you should use fertilisers with a lower nitrogen content. You can do a soil test to find out which fertiliser is right for your soil.
Fertilising garden soil is best accomplished by following the instructions on the label and using the correct tools, such as a broadcast spreader. Plants with brown, yellowish, and brittle leaves or any other symptoms need more care and attention, so look out for these landscaping tips.
As mulch helps to conserve moisture in the soil and keep the soil temperature regulated it is the perfect and most efficient way to deal with the summer heat. Not only mulch provides the much-needed extra protection to the soil it also provides an extra layer of protection between heat and plants. Moreover, mulch slows down evaporation, lowers soil temperature and also suppresses weed growth.
You can add more than 2 layers of mulch around your garden plants, pots and hanging plants as well. The most effective way to prevent rot and moisture buildup is to add a layer of mulch to bare soil.
Adding Cooling Alternatives
Installing a cooling alternative can do wonders for your garden. Plants need extra protection from the sun and adding shade will be beneficial for their growth. Additionally, temporary shade can be an added benefit since you can place some garden furniture such as tables and chairs and enjoy your garden. You can use pergolas, trellises or shade cloths to protect plants from direct sunlight. Whether it is a 4BHK luxury villa in Goa with a sprawling backyard or a relatively smaller house with a garden, you, your home, and your garden will be susceptible to varying heat temperatures in the summer.
Additionally, a drip irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to water garden beds, shrubs and grass. In addition to being efficient and sustainable, it prevents the roots from drying out as water directly reaches them.
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your garden healthy and green. The seasons may change, but your garden still needs extra care and protection. It is possible to keep a garden healthy in many ways. These include weeding and edging to have a neat planting bed, clearing algae from water, harvesting and controlling vegetation at an appropriate time and removing harmful and toxic plants.
Although summer landscaping tips might seem stressful, you’ll end up with a healthy, lush, green garden in the end. Kasu Homes takes pride in delivering exquisite homes and a prompt after-sales service that caters to all homeowners’ maintenance needs. Homeowners are encouraged to go about their daily routine while a dedicated team of professionals maintains your garden space.