1. Take care of your lawn.
- Take care of your lawn.
- Mow high: Keeping your grass at a height of 3-4 inches helps protect it from weeds, shields the roots from damage, and allows it to grow denser and develop stronger root systems.
- Mow regularly: Cutting your lawn every week will help it maintain its health in the summer months. If you miss a week because it has been raining or otherwise too wet, don’t mow until you can let the grass recover. Once it is dry enough to walk on without leaving footprints, you can mow again—but if any bald spots have appeared in the meantime, you might need to reseed those areas later in the year when they become less susceptible to disease and pests.
- Remove clippings: Clippings are an organic fertilizer that returns nutrients back into your soil as they decompose over time—but if you leave them lying on top of freshly cut grass blades after mowing, they can suffocate those blades with their moisture content (and possibly lead to brown patches along your lawn). The best way around this is having a mulching mower blade installed so that clippings do not collect at all during cutting; however if this isn’t possible for whatever reason then be sure to pick up any clumps before continuing on with trimming duties each week!
2. Add compost to your garden.
- Add compost to your garden.
In the spring and fall, add 3-4 inches of compost over the top of your garden. Compost helps feed plants with nutrients that help them grow healthy and strong. It will also help break up heavy soils and decrease weed growth by reducing the amount of open space in your soil where seeds can easily germinate.
Compost is simply organic material that has decomposed into a dark, crumbly soil conditioner that you can use in place of traditional fertilizers (like those with man-made chemicals) for a healthier garden environment. You can make compost from food scraps, leaves, grass clippings or other organic material.
3. Feed your lawn
If you have a lawn, you’ll need to feed it so that it will grow lush and green. A healthy lawn is the foundation for a beautiful yard.
Most garden centers sell granular fertilizers in bags that feature the recommended spreader settings on the label. These bags of fertilizer are designed to be used with a mechanical spreader that ensures an even application across your entire lawn.
The first step is to select a fertilizer that has been formulated for use on your type of grass or specific turf variety. You can find information on how much fertilizer you should use in the bag’s instructions, but if you’re not sure how much fertilizer to apply, most garden centers and lawn-care companies offer free advice on how much you need based on how large your lawn is and what type of grass you have growing there. You can also consult the internet.
4. Water your lawn in the early morning.
There’s an optimal time to water your lawn, and it’s not at midday. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning before the sun comes up; this not only helps reduce evaporation and water loss, but it also allows the plant to absorb more nutrients and better resist diseases.
Now that you know that watering early in the morning is best for both you and your lawn, try setting a reminder on your phone or alarm clock so you can be sure to give your lawn the proper care it needs!
5. Water your lawn deeply but infrequently
Deep root watering is key to a healthy lawn. Water should be applied at a rate of 1/2 inch per week. This means you will need to let the water collect in the pan and read the markings to determine when you have reached 1/2 inch of water application. The water needs to reach down into the root zone where most of your grass roots are.
By watering deeply, it encourages deep rooting, which is more effective than frequent shallow watering because it promotes stronger healthier turf that can better withstand hot temperatures and drought conditions.
6. Create a thick, healthy lawn from the roots up by feeding your lawn and soil organic fertilizer and food
- Create a thick, healthy lawn from the roots up by feeding your lawn and soil organic fertilizer and food.
A thick, healthy lawn is an important part of keeping your yard looking great year-round. The summer months are especially important for creating a lush green lawn that will provide you with beauty throughout the hot season and into fall and winter.
To create a thick, healthy lawn from the roots up, feed your lawn and soil organic fertilizer and food using a product like Miracle-Gro® Organic Choice® Lawn Food. This product helps deliver essential nutrients to all layers of the soil where it can be absorbed by grass roots to provide vital nutrients that promote strong root development. Stronger roots help ensure greener grass, even during dry weather conditions.
Feed your lawn every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to keep it healthy through summer and beyond!
7. Hire a gardening professional to help you with your garden or lawn if you do not have time or knowledge about how to achieve what you are looking for!
A professional can provide advice, do a site visit, perform soil testing, and give you the best recommendations for how to achieve what you are looking for.
However, it is important to remember that hiring a professional can be costly. You can expect to pay anywhere from $20/hour or more depending on the service being provided.
If you decide that hiring a professional is the right option for you – great! The next challenge will be finding one who matches your needs. For example: do they have good reviews? Are they accredited? Do they only provide lawn care or are they qualified to help with plant health and design as well?
8. Plant a tree! For every tree purchased, Miracle-Gro will donate $1 to American Forests Global Releaf program to plant one tree in areas of the world where it is most needed helping our environment by removing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air we breathe, helping our economy by preserving natural resources, providing homes for wildlife, conserving our energy and water supplies by preventing soil erosion and providing shade and cooling effects near homes, improving our communities through enhancing property values, beautifying neighborhoods and increasing urban habitat diversity. It’s a win-win!
Here are a few great reasons to plant a tree in your yard:
- Trees improve our environment. They’re good for the air we breathe, they reduce noise pollution, and they help to prevent soil erosion.
- Trees provide food for people and wildlife.
- Trees help to conserve energy by providing shade near homes. That means you can use less heat, air conditioning, and electricity!
9. Prepare your garden beds this season using a garden blend of soil planting mix such as Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil All Purpose (for perennials and annuals), Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil Vegetables & Herbs (for both veggies/herbs) or Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil Roses & Flowers (for flowering plants).
Once you’ve chosen a location for your garden beds, the next step is to prepare the soil. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s essential to enrich your soil before you plant anything in it. To do this, you can use a soil amendment or blend such as Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil All Purpose (for perennials and annuals), Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil Vegetables & Herbs (for both veggies/herbs) or Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil Roses & Flowers (for flowering plants). These products are specially formulated with Miracle-Gro Plant Food to feed your plants for up to 3 months. They also contain coconut coir, which helps retain moisture and provides a looser texture for easier root penetration. Mix it into existing native soil and watch your plants thrive!It’s June, and gardeners around the country are whipping out their pruning shears and getting started on their summer gardening.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for a healthy lawn and garden that will help you be successful this season.
Pruning is one of the most essential—and often neglected—parts of gardening! Start with surveying your lawn and garden for any dead or dying plants, and get rid of them. Remove leaves that have fallen to the ground and discard them (or better yet, compost them!). Cut back any plants that have gotten too big or overgrown to make room for other new growth this season. If you’re not sure what plants to prune, do a quick Google search for “when to prune [insert plant name here].
Watering is key to a healthy garden, but different plants need different amounts of water. Some plants like succulents only need to be watered every two weeks or so, while others need more frequent watering. Research how much water each plant in your garden needs per week, add it up, and use that figure as a baseline for how much water your garden will need in total on any given week throughout the summer months.
Remember the good ol’ days when you’d spend all day on the couch and take naps whenever you felt like it?
If you’re like most people, you probably wish you could do that again… but it’s not always possible. A lot of us are busy with work, school, kids, and other commitments. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that life is more enjoyable when we have time to relax.
And what better way to relax than gardening?
Here are ten tips for a healthy lawn and garden:
Summer has (finally!) arrived, and with it comes the time to get outside, roll up your sleeves, and get to work in the garden. But what if you’re not sure where to start?
Here are 10 great tips to help you create a healthy lawn and garden that will make all of your neighbors jealous.
1. Use compost tea.
It’s simple to make at home, and can be used for anything from pest control to fertilizer. It keeps plants healthy, and best of all, it helps increase plant growth!
2. Let grass clippings fall!
Why waste time raking what you can just mow? Your lawn is already full of nutrients that will return directly into the soil—and because of this, you won’t need as many fertilizers or pesticides! Your lawn will thank you for the extra TLC.
3. Use your lawnmower as a weed killer!
Weeds are pesky little things that can wreak havoc on any gardener’s landscape plans—but they don’t have to be a problem anymore! Simply mow over them with your lawnmower on high speed and watch them disappear!
4. Consider adding a water feature
Summer gardening is the best! The weather’s nice, and it’s so much fun to watch your crops grow. Want to make sure your summer garden is a success? Here are ten tips:
1. Choose the right plants. Select produce that grows well in your area. You can find this information online at [website].
2. Get started early! If you want tomatoes, get them in the ground early, before the heat of the summer starts.
3. Make sure you water your plants regularly, about once every week or so.
4. Don’t forget about your lawn! Fertilize it, and keep up with weeding and watering it regularly—about once every week or two should do it for now.
5. Apply fertilizer to your plants when they’re about six weeks old to help them grow bigger and stronger.
6. Keep an eye on bugs in your yard and garden—you can use pesticides or herbicides, or handpick pests as needed if you’re worried about chemicals in your yard and garden.
7. If you live in an area where there are deer, consider getting a fence to keep them out of your yard and garden—they love tomatoes!
8. Consider buying a tool shed or
With summer here, it’s time to get your garden ready. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just getting your green thumb dirty for the first time, these ten tips will help you maximize your garden’s health and beauty this season.
1) Make sure each plant has enough space — especially at first. Gardeners often underestimate how big things can get! Instead of positioning your plants in a way that looks good today, position them so they’ll have enough room for their roots in the future.
2) Choose plants that work well together. If you’re planting vegetables and fruits, keep them separate from decorative plants like flowers or leafy greens. Some plants need more water than others, and some grow faster than others — if you plan carefully, all of your plants will thrive!
3) Research your plants before you buy them. You wouldn’t buy a new car without knowing how it works first, right? So why would you put something in the ground without learning how to care for it? Do your research before you buy any new plant to make sure it’ll be a good fit for your climate and gardening style.
4) Plan ahead for climate changes. If you know temperatures are going to change dramatically throughout the year, plan accordingly when choosing
Do you have a green thumb? If not, then don’t worry! Gardening can be for everyone.
Here are ten tips for a successful summer garden:
1. Get an early start.
2. Shop from farms and nurseries in your area.
3. Plant by the moon to maximize the results of your garden’s growth.
4. Use seeds that aren’t genetically modified (GMOs).
5. Choose natural fertilizers and pest control methods.
6. Pile up compost near plants to help them grow better and reduce your need for water and fertilizer later on in the year.
7. Weed regularly, but leave some weeds if they’re beneficial (like white clover) or edible (like lamb’s quarters).
8. Water frequently with soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems instead of sprinklers to avoid wasting water on other parts of your yard or water runoff into neighboring yards, waterways, or homes nearby.
9. Prune plants at least once every two weeks or after each harvest so they will continue producing fruit for longer periods of time than normal production cycles allow for most crops like tomatoes and cucumbers.-10-Don’t forget about companion planting! This means planting different kinds of vegetables together that benefit
Green thumbs, rejoice: it’s time to plant and watch your garden grow!
Gardening is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and produce healthy food for yourself and your family. Here are ten tips for a successful summer garden:
1. Know what you’re planting. Make sure you’re selecting plants that can thrive in your area, climate, and soil type.
2. Put plants in the right spot. Most plants have general requirements for light and temperature; make sure you know what they are before you plant them.
3. Find plants that work together. Some plants repel bugs that love eating other plants, while other plants provide shade to tender shoots and protect them from intense sunlight.
4. Give each plant enough space to grow. Plants need room to spread out, so don’t crowd them together!
5. Plant at the right time of year for your area (and be aware of frost dates!). Make sure to check with your local extension office to ensure that you’re planting at the right time of year for your region’s climate.
6. Keep up with watering needs. Plants need different amounts of water, so check their instructions and make sure they have enough moisture as they grow!