Summer is in full swing. This means that our green friends need extra care from the harsh sun and rising mercury. If you love your garden and do not want the plants to wither or wither, then you need to act fast and smart. Here are some gardening hacking to ensure that your garden remains happy and healthy all summer.
Cucumbers, brinjals, watermelons, tomatoes, capsicum, and ginger are ideal plants for the summer season. Given proper hydration and composting, these plants thrive in extremely hot conditions.
Mulberry plants are a must in the summer months. It helps keep your plants hydrated by retaining water and preventing evaporation from the soil. Mulching also helps prevent weeds from germinating.
Jal Deep and at the right time
It is important to water your plants deeply as well as during the summer. Deeply watering will keep your plants healthy, hydrated, and encourage them to grow strong roots. Always water your plants in the morning or late evening. This allows water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant. The excess of water does not evaporate.
Smoothen the weed
You can put white vinegar on the weed to kill them. You can also make your own spray mix with salt, vinegar and dish soap. Spray it on the weed to kill it without affecting the rest of the plants in your garden. Place a piece of cardboard above the places in your garden where the weeds are known to live, cover it with a thick layer of mulch and leave it. The cardboard will prevent weeds from growing and planting the ground at a temperature that kills the weeds.
Prune and pluck
Mid-summer is the perfect time to get out and correct the extra growth of your plants. Make sure your plants have enough space, and your garden is clutter free.
Use natural pest control
You can clean the pests with a homemade pesticide soap spray. Sour peels and citrus essential oils act as great fertilizers and help in getting rid of various types of pests. Most biting insects are aborted by mint.
Choose the right container
Invest in a container that maintains moisture and helps the plant survive drought. Plants planted in colorful summer planters will enhance the overall look of your garden. Also, move them to at least a partial shade and fill the bottom of the pot with sand. The sand will hold moisture.
Companion plants help each other grow and use the garden space efficiently. Small plants provide shade for small plants. Likewise, vines can cover the ground while tall plants grow skyward. For example, planting tomatoes and basil together is said to give tomatoes a better flavor. The basil smell will keep the flies away and will act as a pest control for the tomatoes.
These summer gardening hacks will make it easier and rewarding to spend your time in the garden.