You’ve got your vegetable and flower gardens ready to go, and the temperatures keep creeping up day after day; summer is almost here. With summer’s heat around the corner, there are a variety of actions you can take to help ensure bigger harvests and blooming flowers.
Add another small layer of Beyond Peat™ Professional Organics to keep providing a consistent source of macro and micronutrients throughout summer. If your soil is dry, make sure you till the soil before mixing in Beyond Peat™ Professional Organics for optimized results.
Before a summer drought arrives, make sure you’re keeping an eye on the local weather and watering whenever rain isn’t in the weekly forecast. Your garden should be getting watered at least once a week, and for dry areas, make sure you’re watering more frequently. In addition, spread a thin layer of mulch or Beyond Peat™ Professional Organics when summer’s heat starts to peek to help retain even more moisture near your plants. With our exclusive Bio-Fiber™ Technology, Beyond Peat™ Professional Organics absorbs up to seven times its own weight in water.
It’s easy to become complacent after clearing beds out during spring cleanup and planting new flowers and vegetables, but as it gets warmer, weeds are only going to pop up faster and faster. Make sure you start weeding as early as possible and sticking to a schedule, creating a routine in your mind that you’re committed to following through on. The earlier you start weeding, the better chance you have of stopping weeds from creating seeds and spreading further. A thin layer of mulch is also a great idea that can help stop weeds from overtaking your garden.
Make the Cut
We’ve all heard “spring showers bring May flowers” a million times, but there’s plenty of truth to the statement. Plants tend to quickly blossom and grow after all that rain, and a lot of those plants will expand out too far. There is no easy way to prune your plants, but it’s a great idea to start by researching specific plants you might want to prune. This should give you an idea of when and how to prune. As a general rule, most healthy plants will eventually outgrow their space and will need to be cut back in order to not intrude on other plant growth. For faded flowers, remember to deadhead to promote improved growth to the rest of the plant.
By summer, all your blooming flowers and growing vegetables will invite a variety of pests. Keep insects at bay by mixing your own insecticidal soap solution; a simple, easy, and effective way to deal with a large variety of insects. Plus, it’s safe around children and pets. Find out how to make your own homemade insect spray by clicking here!