Summer is a great time to plant garden beds. Here are some things to do to prepare for planting garden beds in summer.The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
1.Soil preparation: Garden beds need rich soil, so carefully prepare the soil before planting.
Remove weeds and residue: Before you start preparing the soil, you need to remove weeds and residue from the garden bed to make it easier to fertilize and loosen the soil.
Fertilization: Summer garden beds require fertile soil, so fertilization needs to be applied when preparing the soil. You can use organic fertilizers such as decomposed compost, chicken manure, etc., to spread the fertilizer evenly over the garden bed.
Deep tilling: After applying fertilizer, deep tilling is required. A tool such as a plower or spade can be used to loosen the depth of the soil to facilitate plant growth and root development.
Adjust the soil PH: If the soil PH is not suitable for plant growth, it needs to be adjusted. Regulators such as lime or ammonium sulfate can be used to adjust the pH of the soil.
Supplement nutrient elements: If some nutrient elements in the soil are insufficient, some potassium, phosphorus and other nutrient elements can be added to improve soil fertility.
2.Choose suitable plants: Summer weather is hot, you need to choose suitable plants for summer planting. For example, sunflowers are the representative flowers of summer, with beautiful flowers and towering gestures, and are the first choice of many garden lovers.
Lavender: Summer is the blooming season of lavender, its elegant aroma and purple flowers can bring cool and comfortable feeling.
Rose: Rose is one of the common flowers in the garden bed, summer is its blooming period, bright colors, different flower shapes, is one of the favorite flowers of many people.
Crape Myrtle: Crape Myrtle is also one of the representative flowers in summer, with rich colors and unique flower shapes, which can add color and vitality to the garden bed.
Milkweed: Milkweed is a fast growing summer plant whose long vines and pale green leaves bring a natural touch to garden beds.
Tomatoes: Summer is the peak season for tomatoes, which are ideal for garden beds. Tomatoes are rich in nutrition and taste delicious. They are one of the vegetables that many people like.
Cucumbers: Cucumbers are also one of the fastest growing vegetables in summer and are ideal for garden beds. Refreshing and cool, cucumber is one of the essential vegetables in summer.
In short, summer garden bed planting can choose a variety of flowers and vegetables, according to their own preferences and actual situation to choose.
3. Water: In hot summer weather, garden beds need frequent watering to keep the soil moist. Be careful not to let water soak in the garden bed as it may cause disease.
4. Pest control: Summer is the peak of pest breeding, need to pay attention to timely discovery and prevention of pests and diseases in the garden bed.
Regular pesticide spraying: Some organic pesticides, such as nicotinoids and pyrethroids, can be sprayed regularly to control pests and diseases.
Use biological control methods: Some natural enemies can be used to control pests and diseases, such as aphids, the natural enemy of aphids, to control aphids.
Timely treatment of pests and diseases: If pests and diseases are found in the garden bed, they need to be treated promptly. It can be dealt with by manual capture and cutting off the infected site.
Regular maintenance: After planting a garden bed, regular maintenance such as weeding, pruning and fertilizing will be required to keep the garden bed healthy and beautiful. In short, planting a garden bed requires careful preparation, attention to pest control and regular maintenance to achieve a healthy, beautiful garden bed.