Summer is finally here! It’s a great time to relax in the sunshine and enjoy your hard work from previous months. Everything is looking green and lush, with most plants in flower. To make sure your garden stays colourful and healthy this season we’ve put together a few of our top tips.
We want our lawn to look lush and green for outdoor activities and barbecues but with the temperatures increasing the lawn can become quite stressed by the heat and lack of water. Its important to keep our lawns hydrated by watering them deeply at least once a week, watering thoroughly but less often promotes a more drought-tolerant root. We recommend using an oscillating sprinkler for larger lawns.
Follow our tips and advice for a healthy, entertainment-worthy lawn in our Summer Lawn Care post.
We recommend using Levington Tomorite on tomatoes and other fruits or vegetables with similar feeding requirements, such as aubergines, sweet peppers and cucumbers. This will provide your plants with essential nutrients to produce a good quality, full-flavoured crop.
It’s not too late to sow new crops!
Lettuce, rocket, spring onions, radish, spinach and Winter salad can be sown during June to August for late Summer and Autumn harvests.
This is the perfect time of year to be planting hardy annuals such as cosmos, zinnia, calendula, cornflower, nigella and dwarf sunflowers, all of which can be used to make beautiful flower bouquets to brighten up your home. We have a great range of plant supports, flower feed and seeds in store to get you started.
One of the best things about Summer is enjoying the warmer evenings.
Create an atmospheric space with a statement water feature, pleasant sounds of wind chimes and illuminate your garden with the flattering glow of lanterns or solar lights.
A fire pit is also a soothing source of light and heat as the sun goes down and can even be used as an alternative to a traditional barbecue.
We’ve got some beautiful sets of garden furniture perfect for dining alfresco with friends and family. Make the occasion even more special by decorating your outdoor dining area with cushions or throws and plant up some colourful pots or containers for added interest and scent.
Give the wildlife in your garden a helping hand this Summer by topping up birdbaths daily with fresh clean water. Leave a bowl of fresh water out each evening for travelling Hedgehogs. Plant nectar rich flowers for passing Bees, Butterflies and other important pollinators. Leave an area in your garden, big or small, to grow wild.