5 Tips for Growing a Thriving Garden This Summer

When it’s time to spruce up your backyard with a beautiful, thriving garden this summer, you’ll want to be sure that you are following some tips to ensure it’s gorgeous. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your summer garden:

1. Start with strong soil – Soil is the foundation of any garden, and it’s important to make sure you are starting off with the best soil possible. If you have an existing garden bed, be sure to till and turn over the soil as well as mix in some organic matter like compost or peat moss to give it the nutrients and air pockets it needs for your plants to grow.

2. Choose the right seeds – When selecting your seeds, the variety you choose will impact how quickly your garden grows and how successful the plants and flowers will be. Be sure to read up on the right type of seeds for your climate and the kind of garden you want to create.

3. Plant and Water Wisely – Pay attention to how often you will need to water each plant as well as if it is a full-sun or partial sun plant. Making sure you are meeting the plants’ needs will help them grow and flourish.

4. Select the right fertilizer – Fertilizing your plants is essential to help boost growth and strength. Be sure you are using the correct type of fertilizer for your plants and using it sparingly. Over-fertilizing can be damaging to your garden.

5. Keep pests and weeds under control – Unfortunately, pests and weeds come with having a garden, so it’s important to make sure you are regularly checking and making sure your garden is weed and pest free. If you can, try to look for natural ways of controlling both.

These tips will help you have a beautiful, thriving garden this summer. With a little bit of planning and patience, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits (and flowers) of your labors!