Summer is just around the corner and with it will bring the hottest days of the year that will still put a strain on the survival of our garden. Here are some suggestions to keep the green luxuriant and fight some of the pitfalls that will accompany the hotter season.
Watering Flowers and Lawns Regularly
As temperatures rise, it will be necessary to increase the amount of water administered to our greenery, but remember that to have a healthy garden we must avoid watering during the hottest hours and also ensure that no harmful accumulations of water form. In fact, in the meadow stagnation, together with the summer heat, promote the proliferation of fungal infections such as Pythium: this fungus manifests itself with dark round spots often covered with a white down similar to cotton. The disease tends to expand very quickly, compromising large portions of the lawn. Therefore, it is advisable to adopt a preventive approach in the care of our garden, providing proper hydration, oxygenation and nourishment of the turf.
Choosing the Plants
If you don’t have much time to devote to gardening, choose plants that are easy to care for, resistant and beautiful all year round. Ideal for the summer is the Portulaca Grandiflora, a succulent native of South America that with its flowers will color your garden throughout the season. What about the Oleander (Oleander Nerium), an evergreen shrub easy to grow and so durable that you do not even fear the exhaust gases of cars. Warning: remember to keep it away from children and pets because it contains a poisonous substance.
Repellent Plants Precious Allies
In summer, mosquitoes are the classic unwanted guests in our garden, so much so that we are often forced to retreat into the house to escape their attacks. Fortunately, there are many plants that can help us to keep this annoying insect away. Lemongrass has always been considered the natural repellent par excellence, but remember that our little summer intruders do not even like the smell of Geraniums, Lavender and Catambra.
Leave For a Peaceful Holiday: Entrust us With Your Garden
If you are leaving for the holidays, or even this summer you will not have enough time to devote to your garden, you can always contact Verde Cabiria that will develop the best solution to keep your garden beautiful and healthy.