When the sweltering months of summer roll around here in Arizona, taking proper care of your lawn and plants can prove especially challenging. Fortunately, there are some practical tips you can follow to keep your lawn and garden looking its best no matter what Arizona’s hot summers may bring.
Hot and dry weather can be damaging to your grass, flowers, and plants. Taking the time to manually water can make all the difference, but only if you know how to do so properly. In general, it’s best to water during the early morning as opposed to in the middle of the day (when evaporation will occur more rapidly). Also, be careful not to overwater your lawn or plants, as this can cause the roots to rot out.
Weed prevention is especially important during the summer months. The best and most natural way to prevent weeds while caring for the rest of your garden is to mulch during the early spring. Still, you’ll want to keep an eye on your garden beds and pull any weeds early on, before they grow too large.
Protect Against Pests
Pests are another common problem during the summer months. Depending on what you have in your garden, there are a number of unwanted pests that could be causing trouble. Organic pest-control products are generally the best solution, although putting up garden fencing can also help. Try to avoid chemical pesticides unless absolutely necessary.
Prune as Needed
While major pruning should generally be done during the spring or fall months, you should still be taking some time to trim and prune back plants and flowers as needed during the summer. This will help to keep your plants as healthy as possible while also encouraging new growth.
Don’t Go It Alone
Arizona’s harsh summer conditions can make caring for your yard and garden pretty difficult, which is why it’s never a bad idea to seek a little professional guidance if you’re having trouble. By consulting with a landscape and garden expert, you’ll be able to get the custom-tailored advice that you need to keep your lawn looking its absolute best all year round.
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