As we embrace the heatwave, many of us will use the longer, lighter days to achieve gardening ended.
But the sun can bring its own problems, infesting gardeners with dry, patchy grass, or causing weeds to grow wild.
There are many ways to straighten your garden and each gardener has his own method.
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Here are some expert tips on how to make your garden green and thriving in no time.
From banishing weeds the right way with a few simple tips, to solving the problem of uneven grass.
Let’s not forget all the important tips and tricks for growing your own garden plants.
How to remove weeds
Weeds are plants that grow in the wrong place or that you just don’t want in your garden.
They are important for a garden’s biodiversity, but they can quickly get out of hand if left on their own.
Some gardeners would advise avoiding weedkillers at all costs, but a Homebaseuk expert says it can be crucial.
In a YouTube video Former head gardener at Holland Park in London, Stella fear said : âIt can be useful for intermediate paving. But remember, this will kill any plant, so be sure to apply it directly to the weed and nothing else.
But if you are convinced that weedkiller is not the right method for you, there are other ways to get rid of your weeds.
Feeding and scarifying your grass will help it grow healthily, making it harder for weeds to grow.
You need to make sure you dig up any dandelions and daisies that will grow on your lawn.
Gardener Samantha Jones said, âIf you have unruly weeds in your garden, the best way to get rid of them is to remove them with a long blade or trowel.
âOnce you have completely pulled the weed out, then you need to fill the void with compost and grass seeds which need to be watered regularly until the seeds germinate. This will cover any damage caused by weeding.
How to repair bare areas of your lawn
Bare areas can make a garden look tired and messy.
They appear when the grass is raked too much, underfed or worn out by the heat of the sun.
These patches need to be repaired before weeds and moss grow in place of grass.
Samantha Jones said, âIf you have patchy grass in your yard, you can easily fix it by following these steps:
âUse a rake to remove leaves and debris from the patchy area.
Once the area is cleared, you need to place topsoil and grass seeds on the damaged plot. When you do this, make sure the seed is close enough to cover the patch but has enough room to grow.
To protect the seed from birds, you need to apply a small layer of topsoil. Be careful not to over cover the seeds, as this will affect the amount of sun they get.
It would be better if you then water the seeds regularly so that the grass grows quickly.
There are also products like Patch Magic that can be applied to quickly repel patchy areas of grass.
How to grow garden plants
While we might think spring is the best time to sow seeds, there are many garden plants that can be grown in July.
Pansies are a great choice all year round as they can grow in most conditions and their vibrant colors make them a popular choice.
Pansy seeds can be slow to germinate, typically taking between one and three weeks to start growing, meaning they will flower in time for fall.
These flowers like full sun or partial sun, but need cooler temperatures to thrive. The ideal planting site will benefit from the morning sun but avoid the late afternoon heat.
The soil should be moist and the pansies are best grown in pots or containers.
2. Penstemon (Beard)
Probably the best of late summer flowers. They should be grown in good soil in full sun but sheltered from heavy rains.
Their pink, white, red and purple tubular flowers are ideal for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.
Sowing seeds is the easiest method, but these can also be grown from cuttings and do best if planted before flowering.
Penstemon flowers should be planted separately and the compost should be mixed with the soil when planting to help the plants thrive.
For those hoping to get started with growing their own vegetables or creating a vegetable patch in their garden, July is a crucial month.
July is the last month to sow carrot seeds in time for a harvest in late fall.
Carrot seeds should be covered with a thin layer of soil and watered, and the seeds should germinate within a few weeks.
It is crucial to keep the area free from weeds and to water only during very dry periods. You should be harvesting fresh carrots in about 12-14 weeks.