4 Ways To Keep Your Garden Thriving This Summer

The hot weather that summertime brings can be a challenge for your lawn and garden, especially because of the lack of precipitation. Here are four ways to keep your garden thriving this summer. 

  1. Take Time To Prune. It’s important that you don’t forget to prune your plants. When you don’t prune, it blocks the airflow and growth, making your plants and roots weaker. Pruning a little bit at a time throughout the year can help with encouraging consistent growth. 
  1. Don’t Forget Mulch. Did you know that mulch ensures that your plant’s roots are shielded from the summer heat and humidity? It also helps with enhancing the overall look of your garden. Mulching is great for the summertime because it’s helps limit the number of weeds that grow in your garden. When you’re watering your plants after mulching, be sure to saturate the roots and soil to ensure your plants have the water they need. 
  1. Get Rid of Pests. The summertime can bring an overwhelming amount of stubborn pests, insects, and other damaging critters to your garden. A great way to keep your plants and garden protected is to utilize a mesh net to keep unwanted visitors out. You can also try an insect killer. Stop by our Clayton or Garner location to get the bug spray you need. 
  1. Shade Your Plants. Leaving your garden in the majority of the sunlight all day can damage and even burn your plants. Did you know you can use a shade plant such as sunflowers or bamboo to help provide shade? You can also try and use some shade cloth to help with limiting harsh sunlight. 

Our Clayton Lawn & Nursery pros are ready to help answer all of your gardening questions! Whether you need to decide on a new insect killer or you need new plants, we are ready to help you! Visit Hudson’s Hardware today. 

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