Top 5 Tips to Survive Your Late Summer Garden

Water regularly

You’ll be rewarded with a beautiful garden if you water deeply. Plants that soak up water during the day will develop deep roots. Deep-rooted plants stand a much better chance at surviving the upcoming harsh winter weather.

How long should you water your garden? Watering too little means your plants will suffer from drought stress, and watering too much can drown them. The last thing you want is to cause more harm than good! We recommend watering for 30 minutes, three times per week (if needed).

To check soil moisture, take some soil samples every few days and check if your soil is dry enough to need watering or soggy enough to spare it until next time. Be careful not to overwater! Test early in the morning so you can increase or decrease the amount of time between each time you water based on how much rainfall there was overnight and how much precipitation may be expected that day.

Remove old flowers and dead leaves

Remove old flowers and dead leaves. When the plants in your garden start to look a little raggedy, remove old flowers to encourage new growth. Remove any dead leaves from the plant because they can attract pests and diseases while also taking up nutrients and providing a home for fungal spores. Use clean gardening shears or clippers when removing these parts to prevent spreading disease. Do not add diseased leaves to compost as this will simply spread the disease even further.


Composting is a fairly simple process and can be done at home with a compost bin. But before we get into the mechanics of it, let’s look at why you might want to compost.

The short answer to this question is that a well-composted pile of dirt has exactly what your plants need to grow strong: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Plus minus and times those elements, or something like that.

When you compost you’re basically creating an environment where organic material breaks down easily. When this happens, all of the good nutrients in the material are released into one usable form so they are quickly absorbed by your plants. Now let’s look at how to create that sweet environment, starting with what you should use as your source material.

Pick Pests by Hand

Pick Pests by Hand

A surefire and simple way to rid your garden of pests is to pick them off by hand. In most cases, the pest will be a bug or an egg, both of which are easily recognized and removed with the human eye. If you want to be extra careful and keep it natural, try using a pair of gardening gloves when removing pests from your foliage or do it with your bare hands if you don’t mind getting a little dirty. A lot of gardeners also like to get their kids to help remove the pests; not only is this teaching them about nature and how things grow, but they really enjoy it too!

Perhaps your garden has been overrun by weeds? Removing weeds by hand might sound like an arduous task, but there’s no easier and more direct way to ensure that all weeds are pulled up from their roots… unless you have something better in mind?

Plant warm-season veggies

If you want to plant a second crop of vegetables, the best way to do that is by planting warm-season vegetables like cucumbers, watermelon, and tomatoes. Warm-season vegetables require more heat than cool-season vegetables like carrots and lettuce. This means that if you plant them in spring, they will produce fruit sooner than if you planted them in fall.

Warm-season vegetables take about 60 days to reach maturity from seed, so make sure to start them indoors early enough for your climate! If you’re unsure what the average growing season is for your area’s climate type (zones 3 through 11), check out this handy map from the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map website or look up when other gardeners in your region report planting their gardens outside each year.

You can keep your garden alive throughout the summer!

Between July and September, your garden may start showing signs of distress. Fortunately, a little bit of attention at this time can help save your flowers and vegetables. Here are five tips to keep your garden alive until the first frost:

  • Check on your garden regularly. If you see problems with pests or disease, act immediately to prevent an infestation or spread.
  • Remove pests by hand. This is a great way to remove them right away–and no chemicals are required!
  • Remove old flowers and dead leaves from plants as soon as possible after they die, since this can prevent diseases from spreading to other parts of the plant or to neighboring plants. Also, be sure to clean up any fallen fruit from under trees so that it doesn’t attract insects or rodents into the garden area–this will keep them out of reach for children and pets too!
  • Water regularly but don’t overdo it! Too much water can lead to root rot in some plants and cause others not enough nutrients due to drowning out their roots with all those extra liquids (upwards of 1 inch per week). If you’re unsure about how often you should be watering your landscape then consider hiring an expert who specializes in irrigation systems like Rain Bird Systems’ drip irrigation system called The Sprinkler Storer™ which automatically adjusts sprinkler head heights as needed based on current soil moisture levels detected by sensors placed throughout different zones within their system (they also have options available that allow users customize settings like duration times)! This type of setup ensures optimal growth conditions throughout every season allowing homeowners who use it enjoy more time doing what they love knowing there aren’t any worries about when last was time turned off because “The Smartest Sprinklers”™ do all work themselves without needing input from anyone else at all!

If these tips don’t work for you, there may be something wrong with the soil itself—in which case try adding compost or vermiculite into each plant’Late summer gardens can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself wondering how to keep your plants green and healthy when the days are getting shorter. Here are our top 5 tips for surviving the late summer garden.

1) Stock up on tomato cages! Even indeterminate tomato plants will need a little help supporting themselves by this point in the season, so make sure you have plenty of cages to go around.

2) If you have a garden that’s prone to pests, consider introducing some beneficial insects to your garden to keep those pests away. Ladybugs are a great option, as they’re harmless to humans but will eat all sorts of bugs that may want to harm your plants.

3) Make sure your bee house is stocked before the colder months hit! Bees hibernate during winter, so it’s important that they have a place where they can do this safely. A bee house allows them to enter into a deep sleep where they won’t be disturbed by predators or cold weather.

4) If you’ve been growing fruit trees in your yard for more than one year, now might be the best time to start pruning them back so that new growth comes out next spring instead of this fall! This is especially true if you live somewhere with mild winters

For many of us, summer is dwindling down. It’s that time of year again, when you realize it’s gonna be too cold to enjoy your garden soon. This blog will give you the top 5 tips to keep your garden looking fresh and fabulous all year long.

Tip 1: Water it! We know that sounds like a no-brainer, but this time of year can get busy, and sometimes watering gets pushed back in our minds. If you’re having trouble remembering to water, try setting an alarm on your phone to go off at the same time every day. When the alarm goes off, get up and water your flowers!

Tip 2: Take care of weeds. Weeds are pesky little buggers, and they can sneak into your garden without you realizing it. If you see weeds growing up next to your flowers, take them out by the root so they don’t grow back and choke out your plants!

Tip 3: Feed your garden with fertilizer. This is especially important for gardens that are getting ready to bloom soon—they’ll need extra energy to put on their show!

Tip 4: Watch for bugs. This one might be obvious, but it’s important not to let bugs infest your beautiful blooms! Check daily

There’s nothing quite like summertime in the garden. It’s your own little slice of heaven.

But it can also be a pretty big undertaking—and one that gets more and more difficult to handle as the season wears on and you get busier with other stuff.

So we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you stay cool in your late summer garden:

1. Spend time in the morning to water your plants every morning, so they have time to soak up all that hydration before it evaporates

2. Pick your cucumbers before they get overgrown and bitter

3. Give your plants some shade if it gets too hot out

4. Check for mildew or mold and make sure your veggies aren’t getting rotten

5. Reward yourself with a nice, juicy tomato!

[Your name] here with [company name]. I’m a fan of the garden. I’m a fan of the way it smells. I’m a fan of the way it looks. I’m a fan of the way it makes me feel.

But sometimes, late summer can get in the way of your gardening dreams. What’s a gardener to do when her plants start to wilt in the heat? (I don’t know about you, but my tomato plants are starting to struggle.)

In today’s post, we’ll give you five tips for reviving your garden after these hot summer months have left it wilting at its stem.

Tip 1: Water! Water! Water!

It may seem obvious, but be sure you’re watering your garden enough during these extra-hot days. Plants need more water than usual when they’re under stress from heat, and if you wait until they wilt to water them again, it might be too late for them to bounce back. (This is especially true for tomato plants!)

Tip 2: Don’t work outside at midday

If you can help it, avoid working outside in the hottest part of the day—around noon or 1pm—and opt instead to work in the cool early morning hours

Hello Neighbor!

We’re so glad you found us! We’re your friendly neighborhood gardeners and we’re here to help you survive the late summer heat.

1. Water your plants in the morning. You wouldn’t drink a glass of hot water before bed, right? Well, your plants don’t like it either. It can be hard to rise early in the summer, but getting up a little earlier to water your plants can ensure they will be healthy and happy all day long.

2. Fertilize sparingly and know what types of fertilizer to use. Certain fertilizers are made for certain types of plants; using the wrong kind can hurt your plants. So make sure you do some research on what type of fertilizer is best for your garden, and then make sure to use only as much as you need! Fertilizer should be a treat for your plants—not a necessity that becomes addictive for them!

3. Don’t mow too short! Grass, like people, needs a hair cut every once in a while. But cutting your grass too short just makes it more susceptible to disease and drought (and it looks funny). So when it’

It’s that time of year again!

We all love spring and summer, but by the time autumn rolls around and we’re heading back to school or work, it can be hard to find the time to care for our beautiful gardens.

Luckily, there are a few quick and easy ways to keep your garden happy and healthy, even if you can’t give it the attention you’d like to. Here are five of our top tips:

1) Have someone else do it! If you can’t find the time in your schedule to care for your garden at this busy time of year, consider hiring a local gardener who will drop by weekly or bi-weekly and give your plants some water and TLC. You wouldn’t want to be left out in the rain without any fresh water—your plants feel the same way!

2) Fertilize! This isn’t just helpful during times when you aren’t able to pay as much attention to your plants—it’s essential for helping them thrive all year long. If you aren’t sure what kind of fertilizer is best for your specific plants, look up their species on Google or ask your local gardening store for advice.

3) Plant things that don’t need watering. It might not seem like

1. Pull some weeds

2. Keep watering

3. Feed your plants

4. Think about the fall

5. Invest in some gardening gloves

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