Summer gardening guide

Get your garden and trees looking summer ready.

Trimmed hedge in a garden in Altrincham

Summer gardening guide

Summer is a fantastic time of year for spending time outdoors with your friends and family. It is also a great time for your garden, as you should have flowers blooming, fruit ripening, and lots of bees flying about collecting pollen.

However, if you are looking out of your window and your garden isn’t living up to this ideal, then don’t worry – Our tree surgeons are here to help with simple gardening tips to make sure your garden thrives throughout the summer.

1. Apply a layer of mulch

One of the easiest ways to look after your garden in the summer is to keep the soil cool and moist by applying a layer of mulch.

There are various different types of mulch, from pine bark chips to pebbles, and whichever type you chose is down to personal taste. Mulch will not only keep the soil cool, but control weeds as well.

Make sure your mulch is laid to a depth of about 5 to 10 cm, and keep checking it throughout the summer to make sure this depth is maintained.

2. Have a summer clean

When you start to prepare your garden for summer, make sure you remove any dead flower heads. If these are left on your plant, it will start to seed. This seeding process uses a lot of the plant’s energy and so can be quite stressful for it.

You should also keep an eye out for pests and diseases, as the earlier you catch and treat these, the better. If you have some unwanted visitors in your garden, such as Japanese knotweed and other such pests, then you will need the help of specialist Japanese knotweed removal.

3. Keep it watered

Your plants will need a good drink during the summer months, just like the rest of us, especially if this heatwave continues.

The best times of the day to water your garden are the cooler hours, early in the morning and late evening, as this will allow the plants to suck in the moisture without the heat of the sun evaporating it.

Take the time to do regular deep watering during the summer months and your plants will be your friends for life! Keep an eye out for those hosepipe bans though, you don’t want to get a fine!

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