Summer is now in full swing so you’ll no doubt be sitting out in your garden, enjoying the better weather and longer evenings. That will mean you want your garden looking its best. An unsightly lawn can ruin a garden but follow our summer garden and lawn care tips and that won’t be a problem for you.
- We’re yet to have a scorching heat wave but the weather hasn’t been too bad recently, particularly by British summer standards. Your plants will definitely have noticed this. Regularly water plants and do so thoroughly. They will need water at least twice a week throughout the summer whereas containers will need daily attention, especially when it gets really hot
- Carry out dead heading to extend blooms and ensure continuous flowering
- Give the lawn a summer feed to keep it looking healthy and gloriously green
- It is vital to mow your lawn regularly. By now, it is probably ready for a higher cutting height to prevent it from drying out. As summer progresses, lower the cutting height to start preparing for autumn weather. The Cobra mower range is ideal for this as all of our mowers feature a uniquely flexible height-of-cut adjustment that will let you increase the cut height in 10mm intervals from 25mm to 75mm
- If the weather really picks up you may want to consider investing in a sprinkler to ensure regular watering that gets deep down to the grass’ roots
- Make sure you pay close attention to new areas of lawn as this will need extra care, attention and watering to help nurture it through its first summer
- Remain vigilant against weeds and disease, both can spread quickly. Also, stay on the lookout for insects and pests – ants love to make a home in a summer lawn!
- When composting do so in shallow layers. The summer heat can turn big heaps into a slimy mess very quickly!
- And finally, not that we want to wish the summer away but now is a good time to start looking ahead to the rest of the year. A healthy summer lawn can reap benefits all year round so start preparing your lawn for autumn
This is undoubtedly the best time of year for gardeners so make the most of it! A regular lawn care routine will soon mean you can have a “little and often” approach that will free up your time to enjoy your garden!