In summers, we are mostly concerned about our gardens, whether you have vines and fruit trees or small blossoms, if left unchecked in summers can ruin your years of struggle. Hot weather brings pests, wasps, and hornets along with long weeds if left to grow. With little attention and care, transform your gardens with beautiful designs and wasp control, subsequently turning them into your dream heavens.
Here we have listed some common summer garden problems in addition to their solutions:
- Insect attack: if you own an organic garden, you need to look into ways that limit the insect attack that includes growing different species plants, and should avoid plants that are victims to greenfly and whitefly. It is good to welcome birds to your garden as they are predators to many insects. Ladybirds, hoverflies, and lacewings can be beneficial to flowering plants. If you choose to insecticide, remember that you are probably also killing some beneficial species that are already helping in controlling pests in your garden. Plants that are well looked after and watered grow healthier than the struggling ones and are weak.
- Brown grass: yes, this sounds so dry. Brown lawn is a common hot weather problem that you should not worry much about, especially in scorching summers. Don’t keep on watering them in the hope of turning them green. The grass is tough enough and will turn lush green again once the first downpour. All you can do about the dry grass is to raise the height of the cut of your lawn mower that will help in slowing down the time of browning grass.
- Wilted flowers and plants: in summers, plants totally depend on you for the water supply, especially those hanging in pots and baskets. If you keep them unwatered, they would wilt, dry and die. The trick to this is using larger tubs because they dry out less rapidly. If you are away half of the time, seek help from a neighbor or friend to keep your plants moist in hot temperatures. It is great to water them in the evening as it will help them absorb at maximum before it evaporates. If you have a larger area, you can invest in an irrigation system that is fixed by the tap and works by a timer.
- Wild weeds: the only solution to stop wild weeds from growing in our garden is not to give them the space to grow. Plant more densely and keep no space left, hence it is covered by cultivated plants rather than weed. If you need to make a border, clear the ground properly at the beginning and layer with a 5cm thick mulch around your plants.
- Birds partying your fruit: if you want to enjoy your garden fruits before the bird eats them, then make sure you cover them around nettings. It should be a proper fruit cage to avoid the birds reaching your strawberries and raspberries. These nettings can be stored and reused after harvesting.
These were some simple but useful guidelines that will keep your garden green with blooming flowers and sweet fruit.