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Summer’s here and the livin’s easy!!
The temps are great for growing unless we get brutally warm! If you haven’t mulched yet, now is a good time. Mulch truly is a garden’s superhero.
It will keep weeds out, moisture in and soil temperatures stabilized. This is important for some of our more tender perennial plants, annuals and newly planted perennials. Applying a thin layer, about an inch, right now will keep the soil temp a bit cooler and moisture in.
You should water well and deeply but less frequently this time of year. This will encourage the roots to grow deeper.
Stop fertilizing during extremely hot, dry weather.
Take advantage of all those plant sales but be sure to check over what you’re buying and don’t purchase anything that looks like it’s on it’s way out UNLESS you know what you’re getting into!
Everyone’s gardens are really starting to look great, take pictures of what you like and what you don’t like so you remember, “oh yeah, I didn’t like that plant”. I would really encourage you to have a garden journal.