With the April showers seemingly behind us, many truly believe that Summer is now well on its way. Thus, the hard work that has been put in to your garden design over the first four months of the year is coming into fruition and the benefits are soon to be reaped.
With the sun shining more regularly, the rate at which your garden lawn undergoes the process of photosynthesis increases, with more sun rays hitting the green pigment, contained within the chloroplast. The fact this is happening, provides another key job… an increased rate of photosynthesis means the grass grows quicker, and therefore requires mowing on a more regular basis, in order to maintain a tidy garden design. Some experts have suggested that during the warmer season, maintaining the length of grass at three inches can be beneficial, with the proportional shade ensuring that crabgrass… a type of weed, is kept at bay.
The end of the month provides the ideal opportunity to begin laying your summer bedding. Fitting of the time frame, planting during this time will ensure that your petunias and marigolds will be blooming in time for the warm weather.
As always at Outdoor Creations, we again stress the importance of ensuring that you maintain a garden which is ‘wildlife friendly’. Throughout the month of May, when adding those final touches to your summer design, there is again the opportunity to ensure that wildlife are not affected by your preparatory work. An example of this would be to show due diligence when clipping and trimming bushes and trees. Throughout the Spring time nests begin to appear, often sheltered in the shrubbery which bushes provide… and thus it is paramount that you take the required care to ensure that they are not affected by your work.
Furthermore, not only should you look for ways to be friendly towards your surrounding wildlife, but there are also opportunities to be environmentally friendly in your garden throughout the month of May, opportunities which can hold benefits throughout the summer season. Collecting rainwater which can then be reused to water plants is just one example of this.
Despite the summer season all but upon us… there are still plenty of tasks to be completed on your garden design, to ensure that this year it fulfills its potential.