Top Tips for Lawn and Garden Care in Summer

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Summer is the peak season for your lawn and for growing anything outdoors. As a result, it means that it will need a little extra care and attention at this time of year. Aside from mowing your lawn and keeping on top of the length of it all, you will need to make sure that your lawn does get the right amount of water, as summer does tend to be a little drier.

You are likely to need to attend to the soil, to make sure that it is in good condition and that weeds are kept under control. By using a few simple strategies, you will be able to have a really stunning lawn, all year long.

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  • Best practice for mowing the lawn, should be to mow the lawn once or twice a week. My husband is mowing the lawn as I write! When you mow the lawn regularly, then it is one way to help to keep it in good condition. If you are getting a little more rain than normal, then in summer, the lawn will grow and grow. So twice a week may be needed in these instances. If it is a little drier, then once a week will be more than fine. 
  • If you are looking to help the condition of your lawn, then it will need some fertilizer. The good news is that if you leave some grass clippings on your lawn, it will help to fertilize it. Not only is this a free way to do it, but it really does work, and of course, is completely natural. It is important to not rake up any grass clippings that have fallen naturally, as this can damage the grass, especially when it is dry weather in summer.
  • As summer helps everything in the garden to grow and grow, it is important to make sure that not just the lawn is a focus. Flowerbeds can get overrun with weeds if you’re not too careful, and trees can easily become overgrown. In summer, this can be dangerous if there is not much rainfall, so looking up some local tree care services could be a good idea. Shaping, chopping, or trimming a tree can help a lot during the summer season, and get it set up to be in good condition over fall and winter.
  • If you are not in a drought, then it can be helpful for all of the plants in your garden, as well as your lawn, to have a sprinkler. This could just be you out there with a hose, if a sprinkler system isn’t already installed. It can help the condition of the plants, and stop them from drying out, and dying out! If your area is in drought, though, this will be advised against. 
  • If you are growing any fruits or veggies in your garden, then you need to take extra care during the heat of the summer. They will need a lot of water, but also protection from bugs and pests. Strawberries, for example, can get eaten by slugs, which is why putting straw down, as the name suggests, can be helpful. Other fruits and veggies may need netting over them, to stop birds getting to them.

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Genesis 2:15 NLT
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