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Summer Landscaping Maintenance Tips

A lot of people associate summertime with relaxation. However, in terms of lawn maintenance, it is difficult to have a summer vacation since this is the season where pests, weeds, and drought are most likely to occur. Below are some of the helpful tips that you can take to maintain your landscaping this summer and to make things hassle-free: 

Cut your hedges and never leave it unattended. Otherwise, they could invite termites and gather moisture. Make sure to inspect your shrubs and trees for disease or insect damage routinely. 

Check your trees if there are hanging limbs. The summer season usually comes with several thunderstorms and broken limbs can possibly do plenty of damage. 

New shrubs and trees must be watered at least once every week. This can help to moisten the soil to at least 1-foot depth. Cut hedges after their initial bloom of new development. 

Pay attention to the moisture in the soil all over your shrubs and trees. Provide your plants extra water in times when the weather is extremely dry and hot. Moreover, you must incorporate extra mulch once the mulch near your plant’s base has already faded out.  This aids the soil to retain moisture and for the roots to cool. 

If you have large hedges and bushes around your place, you can attract another type of pests, which is known as the intruders. Professional home security crew claim that burglars usually utilize untrimmed bushes for them to hide.  

It is also important to do some weeding every summer. Tinier weeds happen to emerge easily. However, if you enable them to take root, they tend to develop rapidly especially in warmer temperatures.  

Perhaps you own some plants that are experiencing heat stress. Hence, you can opt to transplant them in an area where they will obtain a lot of shade. This way, they will be happier even during the following summer season. However, make sure to wait for late August to come before you try moving your plants from one place to another.  

If possible, water your lawn every morning because it will require water for approximately 25 to 30 min, 3 or 4 times every week. Once it becomes extremely hot, it is fine to water your plants for 15 minutes during the afternoon to help your grass to cool down. 

Once your lawn gets dormant in the middle of the summer season, weeds are provided an opportunity to survive and develop. Think about fighting them using a herbicide or a weed control product. 

Cut herbs and flowers during mornings. Gather the fruits once they become ripe and harvest your vegetables if necessary. Your shrubs, which bloom during springtime, must be pruned as soon as their flowers fade. 

Regularly mow your lawn and make sure to only eliminate 1/3 of the height of the grass every time you decide to trim it. Then, make sure to leave the grass clippings on the lawn since they can provide your soil with additional essential nutrients.