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Category Garden Published 1 June 2018
Explore June jobs for the garden, keeping your plants watered, maintaining hanging baskets and why it’s important to ventilate your greenhouse. Read on to find out more.
Being wise with water is an essential part of keeping your garden happy, healthy and bursting with life, especially when blessed with sun over our freshly cut lawns. For warmer days, as a guide, watering early morning and evening can be beneficial, as it helps to avoid any moisture loss. You can also determine a plant’s individual watering needs by simply referring to their habitat; the soil. This can be a great indication that a plant may need little or more water depending on whether it feels dry or damp.
Of course, there are several very effective methods for keeping your green patches and floral displays hydrated.
One of the most popular options amongst homeowners, hoses allow for a direct flow of water to any dry patches and high maintenance foliage, making it super easy to refresh and promote growth. Top Tip: Try to keep any surrounding exposed soil dry, as this can help to keep any weed issues to a minimum, meaning more room to appreciate your greenery!
For potted flowers, watering cans are also great for controlled watering, helping to avoid messy spillages.
Depending on the size of your lawn, manually spraying your garden may not be the most ideal choice, and this is where looking to the future with automation can come in extremely handy. These clever systems are designed to trickle water into the soil, helping to avoid overwatering whilst keeping your plants and shrubs quenched.
Hanging baskets are a lovely way to add a splash of colour and sweet scent to welcome visitors to your outdoor space, and June is the perfect time to start thinking placement, ideally where they can zap all of the necessities. Once planted, aftercare is also essential, and can be carried out in a few key ways:
A Butterfly-Friendly Space
In the midst of butterfly season, many of us are welcoming these beauties into our garden with open arms, with plenty of nectar to go around. But there’s even more we can do to encourage our happy helpers to pay a visit and keep our gardens brimming with wildlife:
Though a lovely way to display and care for your favourite flowers, greenhouses also require adequate care, especially when the weather heats up. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can leave your potted plants drab and dry, and few can battle through extreme conditions. To help avoid any seasonal disasters, it’s recommended to shade and ventilate your greenhouse, helping to keep the air flowing and reduce overheating.
There are a few easy ways to combat the summer scorches, including:
Top Tip: As all plants thrive with sunlight, it’s important to avoid leaving your growing flowers in complete sunlight. Instead, light shading may be more beneficial and healthy.