Hello Rain! So glad you are coming!
Rain will be a nice reprieve from the dryness we have been experiencing. But here are a few more pointers for our continued heat…
Tips to consider during this hot summer season!
Make sure you have a sufficient layer of mulch in your beds, to hold moisture in.
St. Augustine lawns: in order to reduce stress, cut no more than 1/3 of the blade at a time.
Everything has needed more water. When you make changes to your irrigation system, monitor for several days up to a couple of weeks. Check plants in the morning.
Those with no irrigation system: a good weekly watering when we are in drought conditions will help keep everything healthy, warding off pests and decease.
If your Hibiscus is getting too large, only trim 1/4 to 1/3 at a time to reduce stress.
Don’t worry if a few leaves start to fall off Oleanders and some trees, it’s normal with the heat; self-preservation. A lot of leaf drops could be too much water.
Do not apply heavy portions of fertilizer
Worms! Who knew?
Open tent caterpillar webs in trees, and birds will eat the worms. Worms will not harm healthy trees.
Cut off rolled-up Canna leaves at the base and destroy them, this will get rid of the larva inside.
Spread earthworms in your lawn and beds, they do wonders!
Water Gardens ~ ~ ~
Remove decaying leaves and spent blossoms. Fertilize every 2 weeks.
Here at Beck Landscaping, we wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July Season!