No matter if you have a green thumb or not, you are always looking for ways to have the best vegetables, brightest flowers, and the greenest leaves in your garden. These 5 tips will help your garden grow in those summer months full of cooking on the grill, picking flowers, and enjoying the outdoors.
1. Start Weeding
Weeds will suck valuable nutrients away from your plants. Get down on your hands and knees to start weeding! It will make your garden look better and your plants will thank you for it in the long run. Here are some more tips on weeding in case you really don’t enjoy it!
2. Water your Thirsty Plants
Certain plants need more water than others, especially if the sunlight hits them directly. Make sure your garden is getting enough water throughout the week and determine how much each plant should get. Some have deeper roots and will need more than the others while some may not need watered if it rains during the day. Your flowers will thank you if you make sure they are getting enough H2O!
3. Protect your Plants
Keep out the bugs, animals, and pests. You most likely will have rabbits, moles, or deer coming to your garden and munching on your leaves if you don’t do something about it. Mole repeller will keep out unwanted tunnels from digging out the roots of your plants while a small garden fence will protect your greens from other larger critters.
4. Mulch the Dirt
Healthy soil is another element that your plants need. Provide this for them by mulching the dirt you plant in. Mix the existing ground up with fresh mulch or mushroom soil to soften the ground and mix in the needed nutrients for a healthy garden. The softer ground will make it easier for you to plant your flowers and the mulch will feed them and help them flourish.
5. Find Some Worms
It is known that earth worms are really good for your garden. Look around while you are digging in your garden. If you don’t find more than 10 earth worms per cubic foot, you need to go get some and add them to your garden. Earth worms will continually plow and fertilize your garden for you, so go find some worms and throw them in the soil!