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Get the Most From Your Garden This Summer

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 June , 2016
garden, summer, heat, water, landscaping

Our last two blogs were about recognizing heat damage in your plants and garden, and protecting them from the hot weather. You can read those here and here. In this article, we’ll focus on how to get the most from your garden this summer.

  • Pick ‘em while they’re fresh!
    Any fruits or veggies should be harvested as soon as they’re ripe. If they’re left on the vine too long, they’ll create more stress for the plants themselves. If you let them lay on the ground, you risk losing them to rot and animals.
  • Give your plants exactly what they need.
    Make sure you fertilize your fruit trees exactly as recommended. One type does not fit all!
  • When to water?
    A good way to tell if your plants need water is to stick your finger right into the soil. If the soil is dry up to your second knuckle, it’s time to water.

It may be tempting to increase the watering for native plants but rest assured – they’re well-adapted to our dry summer conditions.

  • Keep an eye out for plant pests!
    Tomatoes are among the most popular garden plants – not only for humans but for hornworms as well. If left unattended, these pests can really wreck your tomatoes. You can recognize them by their markings: green with white and black markings on their legs.

For pests in general, you should check your plants once per week so you can take action before any serious damage is done. Identifying the critters is most important in determining what type of treatment to use.

  • Show your potted plants a bit of love.
    Potted plants are in need of a bit of extra attention this time of year. Make sure you keep them mulched, watered and fertilized.


Need Help With Your Garden? Call Juniper Landscape Company

We want you to get the most from your garden this year, so if you have any questions, call us here at the Juniper Landscape Company at (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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