How to care for your Garden in Hot Weather
July 9, 2018
With the high temperatures set to continue, we have a few simple tips for looking after your garden in this heatwave:
Keep cutting the grass – raise the mower cutting height a little and mow your lawn regularly, every couple of weeks is enough to prevent any weeds taking over.
If your lawn is loosing it’s beautiful green colour, don’t be inclined to water daily or sow additional grass seed –
once a rainfall returns so will the colour of your grass!
Plants and Vegetables
It’s important to remember to keep your plants, vegetable beds and borders watered. We all get thirsty during a heatwave and so do your plants! It’s best to water first thing in the morning or last thing at night to avoid damaging plants.
When planting new plants – water, water and then water again!!
Pick your fruit and vegetables regularly and don’t leave large areas of your veg patch bare. Combine green manures and companion plants.
Surface plants such as lettuce and tomatoes need more watering, whereas rooted vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and potatoes require less water.