Enhance Your Summer Garden

Here are a few great gardening tips to keep your flowers and plants refreshed during the summer time. With rising temperatures and drier conditions keeping the garden hydrated is extremely important. Check out these interesting facts and advice for enhancing your garden and protecting it against the summer heat.
Brown, bare, weed-infested lawns are symptoms of scalping, which means cutting lawns too low. It’s a misconception that cutting lawns low reduces the cutting frequency. Instead, mow lawns as high as your mower permits. Longer turf wears better, but most important of all, a thick sward suppresses pernicious weeds such as oxalis and bindii. Fresh lawn clippings are great for activating compost heaps and mulching shrubberies, but only when applied in a thin layer, up to 5cm deep, as thicker layers can burn leaves and encourage collar rot on trees and shrubs. 

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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