Summer is a season suitable for planting various flowers and plants. Here are some guidelines for summer garden bed planting.The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
Determine the location of your garden bed: Choose a location that is sunny, well ventilated, and well drained. For vegetables, choose a soil that is loose in texture and rich in organic matter. If your garden bed is under the shade of trees, you need to pay attention to whether it will affect the growth of plants. On hot summer days, some plants may need shade from the sun. You can choose shadow plants, such as tortoise back bamboo, azalea, and so on.
Prepare soil for garden beds: Before you start planting, you should ensure that your soil is rich in nutrients and has good air permeability. You can add organic fertilizers such as compost, sapropel, and peat to the soil. In addition, if your soil is poorly drained, you can add sand to the soil.
Choose the right plants: Summer is a season for planting various flowers and plants, and you can choose different plants according to your preferences. Some summer flowers include sunflowers, giant persimmons, lavender, roses, iris, lily, mugwort, anemone, begonia, morning glory, verbena, and impatience. In addition, some vegetables and fruits, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, melons, strawberries, can also be planted in summer. In summer, the temperature is high and the sun is strong, so it is best to choose plants that enjoy a warm climate. For example, sunflowers, giant persimmons, lavender, roses, iris, lilies, mugworts, anemones, begonia, and so on. In summer, some plants grow more easily than others. If you are unsure whether some plants are suitable for summer planting, you can consult your local horticultural expert.
Planting Your Plants: Before planting, you should ensure that the spacing between your plants is sufficient so that they can grow and develop. Plants need sufficient space to grow and develop, so it is important to plant at appropriate spacing. For vegetables, it is usually necessary to plant 2-4 plants per square meter. You can determine the planting depth and spacing based on the requirements of each plant.
Water Plants Well: Summer weather is hot, and your plants need plenty of water. You can water it in the morning or evening to avoid evaporation. In addition, you should also ensure that your plants receive sufficient sunlight and air circulation.
Regular pruning and weeding: Regular pruning and weeding can keep your garden bed clean and tidy, conducive to plant growth. You can use a trimmer and lawn scissors to trim your plants.
Fertilization: During the planting process, regular fertilization can promote plant growth. Use organic fertilizers, which are beneficial to the growth of soil and plants.
Regular pruning and cleaning: There are many pests and diseases in summer, and attention should be paid to prevention. If abnormal conditions such as brown spots, yellowing, and falling off of plant leaves are found, they may be caused by diseases and insect pests, and timely measures should be taken to prevent and control them. Pruning plants regularly and clearing weeds from garden beds can promote plant growth and prevent the occurrence of diseases and pests.
Insect and disease prevention: In summer, it is easy to encounter various pests and diseases, such as aphids, powdery mildew, leaf spot disease, etc. Use organic pest prevention and disease control methods, such as using natural enemy insects, using organic pesticides, and herbicides.
Harvesting and preservation: After the plants reach their mature state, harvest and preserve your crops regularly. Some vegetables can be stored in a refrigerator or freezer, while some herbs and flowers can be dried for future use.
Summer is an ideal season to plant garden beds because the weather is warm and sunny, which is conducive to the growth of plants.
With the above guidelines, you can successfully plant garden beds in summer, enjoying beautiful flowers and fresh air.