When summertime arrives, your garden will get more sun than during any other season. This means water is a crucial element to keep your landscape alive. And there are other factors you have to look into to make it as vibrant and appealing as at other times of the year. Here are some tips on getting your Nashville landscape design ready during the hot summer season.
Pick the Right Flowers
Your local nurseries will definitely have some pots of beautiful flowers that can survive the harsh heat, whether they are planted in direct sun or in semi-shaded places. If you don’t want to replant whenever the climate changes, you could look for shrubbery that can thrive not just in the summer heat but also in all four seasons. Some of these flowery plants are aster, dahlia, purple coneflower, dahlia and Moonshine yarrow.
Mulch and Irrigate
Mulching and irrigation are important practices of landscaping in Nashville, TN considering the extra surge in high temperatures during summer compared to some other parts of the country.
If you are concerned about your consumption of water, you can experiment with drip irrigation. This is a system of valves, tubing and pipes that allows water to drip slowly to the plant roots one drop at a time.
Mulching, on the other hand, is a gardening technique that gives plants better health throughout the season. Mulch is a protective layer of organic materials spread on top of your landscape soil that can help retain moisture longer.
Prune now that it’s summer.
Pruning is recommended during the onset of summer to prevent the spread of diseases among plants during this time of the year. There are a number of reasons why you should prune canopies, shrubs and low-lying trees in your garden, including for corrective purposes.
Don’t forget your landscape garden when going on summer vacation.
You don’t want to come home to an ugly garden just right after you had had a wonderful and fun summer vacation. Such an unwelcoming sight would only ruin your day, so you could find a trusted gardener who can do landscape maintenance and keep your garden appealing and fresh all year long.
If you would like help maintaining your landscape, our team of experts at Acer Landscape Services is glad to help. Be sure and visit our Special Offers Page or contact us at 615-350-8030.
Landscaping Tips For Summer, ourstate.com
When to Prune, arborday.org
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