After a long winter of hibernating, most people are ready to get out and enjoy all that spring has to offer. More sunshine, slightly longer days, and plenty of work to be done to get ready for the best season of all: summer. If you plan to have a summer garden, now is the time to put forth the effort to make it happen.
Weed – Preparing your yard and garden begins with the weeds. Weeds grow like wildfire in the spring months, so the sooner you remove them, the better. Use a garden weed sprayer to help you keep them under control all summer.
Remove – While you’re removing the weeds, get rid of spent flowers, dead foliage, and any debris that has collected in your yard and garden over the winter. Prune away dead branches, shape your hedges, and tidy up anything that looks out of order.
Plant – After you’ve tidied up, it’s time to plant. Look for spring flowers that can give your garden a boost of colour. Plants that are native to Australia, such as everlasting daisies and kangaroo paw, will thrive in the climate and are typically easier to maintain.
This is also the time to plant vegetables for fresh summer salads and healthy eating. Most vegetables grow well in pots and raised garden beds. Start off with produce that is easy to grow such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce.
Water – Be sure to water your garden regularly as the weather gets warmer. The best time to water is in the morning so that the water has time to soak in before the heat of the day. Watering at night can increase the risk of fungal disease.
A little bit of work now will make your summer garden a sinch to care for and enjoy through Autumn.