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4 Important summer landscaping tasks

by Jennifer Johansen 07/30/2023

Summer is a season of abundant growth and vibrant colors in your yard. To ensure your landscaping thrives during the hot months, it's important to follow proper maintenance practices. By implementing a few key strategies, you can keep your yard looking lush, healthy, and beautiful all summer long. Here are some essential tips for summer landscaping maintenance.

Adequate watering

Proper watering is crucial during the summer months when the heat can quickly dry out the soil. Water your plants deeply and infrequently, preferably in the early morning or late evening to minimize evaporation. Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems to deliver water directly to the roots, reducing waste. Consider installing a rain barrel to collect rainwater, providing a sustainable water source for your garden. Regularly check the moisture levels of your soil and adjust watering accordingly to ensure your plants stay hydrated.

Mulching & weed control

Apply a layer of organic mulch around your plants to conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Mulch acts as a protective barrier, preventing water evaporation and reducing weed competition. Additionally, it enhances the visual appeal of your landscaping. Pull weeds regularly, ensuring they don't compete with your plants for water and nutrients. Use natural weed control methods such as hand-pulling or organic herbicides to maintain a healthy and weed-free yard.

Pruning & deadheading

Trimming and pruning your plants during the summer is essential for their health and appearance. Remove dead or diseased branches to promote new growth and prevent the spread of pests or diseases. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and maintain a tidy and attractive landscape. Be mindful of the specific pruning requirements of each plant and prune accordingly. Regular maintenance will keep your plants in optimal shape and maximize their beauty throughout the summer season.

Fertilizing & pest control

Feed your plants with a balanced fertilizer to provide them with the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. Choose a slow-release or organic fertilizer and apply it according to the instructions. Regularly monitor your plants for signs of pests or diseases, and take appropriate measures to control and prevent infestations. Use natural pest control methods whenever possible to minimize harm to beneficial insects and the environment. By staying proactive in fertilizing and pest control, you can ensure your plants thrive and remain pest-free.

Summer landscaping maintenance is crucial for keeping your yard lush, vibrant, and thriving throughout the season. By implementing proper watering techniques, mulching, regular pruning, and effective pest control, you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy landscape. Invest time and effort in summer maintenance, and you'll be rewarded with a stunning outdoor space to relax and enjoy during the sunny months.

About the Author

Jennifer Johansen

Jennifer is passionate about the Real Estate business, and has been involved in related family businesses in construction, architectural millwork, and finance for 20 years. She and her husband relocated to Naples, from New York, 10 years ago, although her family has owned property on Marco Island since the 1980's. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Dual Master's Degree in Counseling and Education. She has acquired many necessary skills that are useful in Real Estate from being in the field of Counseling for many years. She holds the belief that building rapport is vital to helping her clients have a positive experience, while achieving their goals. She is very thorough and detail oriented, and has formed many close relationships with professionals in related fields, such as law, title insurance, home inspectors and other contractors. She aims to offer concierge- level service to her clients at every price point. When time permits, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Having grown up on the South Shore of Long Island, and enjoying her summers on Fire Island, she loves any activity related to salt water, boating and the beach. Additional hobbies include gardening, art, and studying nutrition, wellness and naturopathy. She is knowledgeable about Naples and Marco Island Real Estate, in estate areas, golf/gated communities, and waterfront properties. She is a member of The Naples Board of Realtors and Marco Island Area Association of Realtors.