There’s always something to do in your garden during the summer months whether it’s preparing your beds for new plants, pruning flowers or sowing seeds and June is no exception.
You’ll find yourselves just settling back into the daily gardening duties and regular lawn mowing chores, it’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is almost upon us. June 21st is that dreaded date and we all know too well that after this day the days will slowly but surely begin to get darker.
However, for the most part, days in June are lighter and warmer and this can unfortunately encourage unwelcome and unsightly weeds to grow. To ensure this doesn’t become an unmanageable issue, you need to make sure you keep on top of the uninvited visitors by regularly hoeing.
On a happier note, now that June is upon us, the night frosts should now well and truly be behind us, all your bedding plants can be planted out in to pots or boarders and into their final position. Remember to plan the layout ahead of time in detail so you know exactly where your plants or flowers need to be. Think about the heights, colours and flowering months of all your annuals and perennials. This will all make a huge impact to your garden design and remember your garden will look different each month so think about this in the designing stages.
Here at Outdoor Creations, we love this time of year, drab looking walls or courtyards can be transformed with the help of beautifully arranged hanging baskets. Again as the risk of frost has passed, hanging baskets can now also be prepared and put in place, brightening up any patio or the front of your house immediately.
Whilst the sun is shining, this doesn’t mean our gardens are completely in the clear from the forces of mother nature. We are still prone to winds so now would be a good time to stake any tall or fragile plants. In their early stages, wind could be damaging to some plants so by staking them you are providing them with some stability and support.
You’ve put the hard work in and it’s so rewarding seeing it all pay off when our roses or sweet peas begin to flower for example. It may not seem natural or even fair to start pulling and picking them apart. However, dead heading helps plants and it actually encourages more blooms and flowering. This is an important aspect and if you want a healthy and flourishingly garden this should be done on a regular basis.
All you sun worshipers will be revelling in the glorious rays at this time of year, however with the warmer weather comes increased growth in your garden and while this is welcoming news for your flowers, it also means your grass will grow faster. Mowing your lawn can be a dreaded task for some gardening lovers but it is essential in the upkeep of a healthy looking, attractive garden design and may need doing as often as once a week now.
There’s a lot to keep you green-fingered bunch busy in your garden in the month of June. It’s also a great month to reap the benefits of a busy, thriving and blooming garden so make sure you take some time out to enjoy your surroundings too.