Summer Garden TLC

With the summer weather so perfect for spending time outside, you’re probably getting a nice long look at your garden. Is it everything you’d hoped, or does it need a little bit of work? Here are some ways to freshen up your garden this summer.

Mid-summer is a good time to cut back your annuals and give them a boost of fertilizer to really freshen up their color. It’s also a good time to assess which plants are working out and which aren’t. Spend some time with your plants and decide which are thriving, which might need extra caresummer garden tips, and which are ready to go to that big garden in the sky.

If you have plants in containers, spice them up a bit. Try out new locations and new combinations of scent and color while you’ll be spending a lot of time outside and can decide if you really like them or not. Switch out old pots for new ones, or freshen up old pots with a new coat of paint. This is a great project to do with kids, who can help move potted plants, suggest colors, or even do the painting themselves!

And while you’re at it, give the patio or deck a good cleaning! Sweep and hose down the flooring, trim up the edges, wipe down furniture, and wash slipcovers for a brighter, fresher outdoor space. When you’re done, add cut flowers from your garden to bring a new pop of color that much closer to you.

Summer is also a great time for big landscaping projects. If you’re feeling ambitious about your outdoor space, contact Whispering Springs Nursery in Jasper, GA for beautiful, cohesive landscape design!

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