Seasonal gardening is important to ensure that your garden looks at its best throughout the year. To enjoy your garden and not let it become a chore, it is good to know what the main tasks are and when they need to be done.
We at Landscaping Solutions can assist you with seasonal gardening by setting up an appointment with you to advise you on what is required to be done month by month or we can enter into an annual contract with you based on a monthly chart prepared for the year to carry out the relevant tasks for each month of the year.
Annuals, flowering shrubs and trees flower during certain seasons of the year. Vegetables and fruit trees are likewise seasonal. Location and local climatic conditions will have an effect on flowering times and depending on these condition, plants may either flower earlier or later in your garden.
Summer seasonal gardening
It is a good idea to mulch your garden beds in summer to keep the soil cool and moist. We at Landscaping Solutions can advise you on various ways to mulch your garden.
Do not cover the soil with grass cuttings as when watering the grass cuttings will compact and when watering, the water will not be absorbed into the soil.
Soil with lots of compost contains all the nutrients your plants need for strong, healthy growth. Well composted soil retains water which keeps your plants moist through dry summers.
Summer brings with it an increase in pests so there is the task of keeping these pests under control by spraying.
It is important to note that certain winter vegetables need to be planted in late summer/early summer.
Seasonal gardening keeps weeds and pests under control and the soil properly composted for the hot summer days.
Autumn seasonal gardening
There is the task of removing the summer annuals once they have finished flowering replacing them with the winter annuals. Certain trees and shrubs lose their leaves in autumn and winter. The dead leaves may be used as a mulch in vegetable gardens, flower beds and around shrubs and trees. As the organic mulches decompose, they release valuable nutrients for use in the garden.
Winter seasonal gardening
This is a good time for pruning the shrubs, trees and rose bushes etc to prepare them for new growth in spring.
Spring seasonal gardening
Spring flowering plants are best planted in autumn so that they can be established before the winter cold and start growing in early spring.
With seasonal gardening there is a continuous cycle of planting, nourishing of soil, pest control. For example, for a constant supply of beauty and colour, perennials are recommended. They appear in your garden year after year. They are also easy to propagate by dividing them into smaller plants. Flowering can be prolonged by deadheading.
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