It’s finally time to open up the windows and get outside to enjoy the weather! While your garden may have been ready for spring with initial planting and prep, is your yard ready for summer?
Summer Hardscaping and Landscaping Additions
Your grass is mowed, your plants were planted in spring, and your new hardscaping divisions looks great, but what else can you add to make your yard come together? A fence is a great place to start. Although you may need a permit depending on the fence type, go big with a bold, trendy color fence instead of the usual wood stain or white picket fence. Another great addition is a water feature or a rock garden. Either a pond or a birdbath, water landscaping and hardscaping can create a rewarding, cooling environment.
For yards with a space issue and that are late for planting flowers, summer is still a great time to plant fruits and veggies. An edible garden is a great way to get fresh produce on your table, even if it requires a few extra pest control tactics. Another great option is a natural dye garden. If you’re a crafty individual, growing lavender, woad, marigolds, chamomile, and more is wonderful for textile projects! You can also grow lavender and citronella for natural mosquito repellent tactics!
The biggest part of your summer landscaping will always be maintained. Summer is the time to inspect your trees for tree care needs from weak branches to pests. You must also trim your hedges often to prevent the collection of moisture or termites. Check your soil for moisture and acidity levels every year to prepare for the next planting season. Aerate your lawn and keep it mowed not too close to the ground in case of a drought spell and prevent brown, dry spots. These, among other tasks, should be added to your weekly cleaning and to-do lists!