Summer is slowly coming to an end, not without difficulty for our gardens and vegetable gardens, which have suffered greatly from climate risks (drought and heat wave, storms, strong winds, etc.). Very often during the holidays the gardener also neglects the maintenance of green areas. As a result, between a burnt lawn like an old carpet, breathless flowers, and fruits and vegetables that have fallen into depression because of the “beautiful season,” we would almost forget that we still have a few long weeks ahead. before winter (also prepare carefully). To end the season in style and welcome the next ones in a vibrant way, here are tips for repairing summer damage at your garden and vegetable spot.
1) Take care to weed the garden
If your plants were suffering from sun and drought, on the other hand, it had no effect on weeds! The weeds have indeed benefited from the fact that your plants have been in a bad position call yourself and take up all the space. Whether on the lawn, in flower beds or in the vegetable garden, they are everywhere … In addition to the natural herbicide, you need a lot of elbow fat so you can pull it all out and clear the space! This should help limit the damage caused by these invasive plants!
2) Pamper your lawn
Sometimes good watering helps save a grilled lawn that is slightly yellowed from the heat. Sometimes, though, you have to sow when that’s not enough. Then select special seeds for quick lining to fill in the gaps in the bare places. This speeds up germination and quickly hides the damage left to the garden by the summer heat. For others, consider mowing the lawn to a height of 4 or 5 inches. This gives the garden a cleaner look and removes some of the weeds.
3) Clean the plantings
Thin your plants to beautify your garden and give it a little vitality! Lightened by everything which is dry or damaged, plantations are able to develop new shoots and continue to grow. The garden will only get rid of all the small damage in the summer a healthier welcome to the fall. In addition, the gardener sees more clearly to prepare for the cold seasons! To do this, you need:
-Cut damaged leaves and withered flowers annual and perennial plants and flowering shrubs (roses, hydrangeas, etc.) or vegetable garden plants (tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, etc.).
-Cut the perennial seeds perennials during the summer.
-Give pruning shears for damaged stems and broken branches during thunderstorms or hail.
– Remove damaged fruits and vegetables irreversible, even rotten, and put them in compost. If necessary, remove the plants from the roots and loosen the soil to prepare it for your future crops!
4) Take the opportunity to plant seasonal vegetables
In September, temperatures remain mild enough to sow well-selected vegetables and fruits. For example, now is a good time to plant onions, leeks, spinach, lamb salad, radish and winter lettuce! In addition, we can plant many fruits and vegetables in late summer. This applies to strawberries, curly chicory or why not escarole.
5) Air the garden weakened by summer damage
Weather conditions can cause serious damage and completely changes the nature of the soil. For this reason, many gardeners want to mulch the soil with the right mold. This will help protect it! Without it, between the sun and heavy rains, the earth can indeed function settle like a break. That is why it is very important to intervene to aerate the soil! Aeration of the soil makes the soil more porous. As a result, air, water and nutrients have better access to plant roots. To make it less compact, simply start by splitting the ground with your grelinette. Then, to complete the effort, take the time to hoe the vegetables, shrubs, and fruit trees at the feet.
6) Don’t forget watering and soil remediation
To make plants more efficient, nothing beats a good organic fertilizer or compost that is applied in a good layer to the roots of the plants. Also remember to water! As long as the temperatures are still quite mild, it is better to water at the end of the day so that the plants and lawn can absorb water during the night. During the day, watering would dry out too quickly, so the vegetation could not benefit from it …
Are certain species of pests and harmful larvae still attacking your garden (mites, aphids, larvae, etc.)? There are means of biological control against these parasites (traps, natural insecticides, natural predators such as ladybugs, etc.). Consider visiting the Garden Center or searching our site to find effective natural solutions.