Summertime is in full effect and the constant heat waves from Texas weather can have an impact on your plants. While residential lawn mowing in the summer has its own set of tips and tricks, your flower beds and similar foliage also have a regimen that they need to follow for survival in the sun.
You always want your flower bed to look its best, so here are some pro-tips for residential bed maintenance until the weather begins to cool off.
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!
Mulching during the summer is essential for your garden’s longevity. By practicing mulching, you help the soil stay moist and cool, keeping your plants hydrated for a longer period of time. You don’t even have to go out and buy mulch. Simply have your lawn care maintenance provider save up the grass clippings created from your lawn mowing service.
Apply Specific Fertilizers
When trying to keep your flower bed thriving in the summer, using a plain fertilizer that you would use on your lawn is not an option. When selecting a fertilizer for your flowers, look for something that will give them a boost. The key ingredient to look for in a successful flower fertilizer is potassium. The amount and consistency with which you apply fertilizer changes from plant to plant, so having an understanding of how to take care of your flowers, in general, is key.
Deadhead Your Flowers
Also known as pruning, deadheading your flowers is merely spring cleaning your flower bed. During this process, you will remove dead flowers and buds. Once these are removed from the soil, this creates more nutrients available to the plants that are currently thriving in your flower bed. Deadheading is beneficial because it prevents the spread of plants that could take over a garden. It also helps you stay on top of weed removal and the prevention of disease to your plants.
Understand How Much Water Different Plants Need
Not all of your plants are created equal and watering needs will definitely vary throughout the summer. Much like your lawn, you want to prevent the chance of drowning your plants. Doing some research will help you to figure out how much water your plants in your flower bed really need.
Keep in mind that newer plants will need more water, while established plants will need less. An inch of water is the general recommendation for any plant. It is also important that you focus your watering efforts on the roots. By delivering water directly into the root system you are using your water wisely.
Get Summer Help from Executive Lawn Care
Residential lawn care and bed maintenance are our specialties at Executive Lawn Care. We know that you don’t want to spend your summer toiling in the heat, so let us do the dirty work for you. Our expert team will be able to keep your flower bed looking vibrant throughout the remainder of the season. Contact us today to find out how to take advantage of our residential bed maintenance service.