BOTANY, Australia, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Enchanted Landscapes, a Sydney-based landscaping company, says summer gardens don't need to be dry and lifeless, releasing easy summer survival tips to help Australian home gardens thrive in the fast approaching summer heat.
Home gardeners are bracing themselves, with the next few months bound to see many Australian gardens taking a beating. Plants can burn, dry up, stop producing flowers and fruits or suffer from pests and nasty diseases when they are left unprotected.
Brent McCann, Director of Enchanted Landscapes explains that "the heat can cause plants to go into survival mode, slowing down fruit growth and affecting foliage. Dry heat can also attract insects and pests to your garden, preying on stressed plants."
Whilst there is not much gardeners can do about the hot weather, the right preparation can protect Australian gardens. Enchanted Landscapes draws on 25 years of residential and commercial landscaping experience to produce their top summer gardening tips.
Mulch soil to protect it from heat and drying out. Plants will remain healthy as roots will stay cool and soil will stay moist.
Water plants deeply every week, in the morning or evening to avoid evaporation and water wastage. Watering early will help to avoid mildew too.
- Pest control
Look out for pests such as spider mites, gall wasps, and termites. Treat wood and plants accordingly with non-toxic gardening products.
Put potted, delicate and new plants in semi-shade or under larger plants to protect them during peak sun. Also don't be afraid to grow lawns longer as this will prevent them from drying out and ensure cool soil.
Add extra nutrients such as minerals, fertiliser, and seaweed to water to boost garden nutrition.
- Garden smart
McCann says, "Australians shouldn't let the heat stop them from looking after their gardens. It's best to head outside in the morning or late afternoon when the temperature is low to avoid the heat of the day."
He closes with, "These quick and easy summer survival tips aim to save gardens and make sure they look luscious for Australians to enjoy the outdoors in the warmer months ahead."
For help with summer gardening or to learn more about Enchanted Landscapes and Design, contact them through their website: http://www.enchantedlandscapes.com.au/contact
About Enchanted Landscapes
Established in 2005, Enchanted Landscapes and Design have combined 25 years of experience in transforming residential and commercial landscapes in the Sydney area. They pride themselves in providing exceptional service no matter how small or large the job. Their landscaping solutions can work with different needs and budgets. Enchanted Landscapes is a member of the Landscape NSW & ACT.
Brent McCann, Director of Enchanted Landscapes and Design
Phone: 0411 787 084
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