6 tips for repairing summer damage

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Summer is slowly coming to an end, not without difficulty for our gardens and vegetable gardens, which have suffered greatly from climatic hazards (drought and heatwave, storms, strong winds, etc.). Very often, with the holidays, the gardener also takes a little to neglect the maintenance of the green spaces. As a result, between the burnt lawn like an old doormat, the breathless flowers and the fruits and vegetables that have fallen into depression because of the “beautiful season”, we would almost forget that we still have a few long weeks left. harvest before winter (also to be prepared carefully). To end the season on a high note and welcome the following ones with vitality, here are some tips for repairing summer damage in a garden and vegetable patch.

1) Take care to weed the garden

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If your plants have suffered from the sun and drought, it hasn’t impressed the weeds! Weeds have indeed benefited that your plants have been in a bad position to invite oneself and take all the space. Whether on the lawn, in the flower beds or in the vegetable garden, they are everywhere… In addition to the natural weedkiller, you will need a lot of elbow grease to pull it all out and clear the space! This should help limit the damage caused by these invasive plants!

2) Pamper your lawn

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Sometimes watering it well helps save a grilled lawn a little yellowed by the heat. However, sometimes you will need to sow when that is not enough. Then opt for special seeds for express relining to fill the holes in the most bare spots. This will speed up germination and quickly help hide the damage left to the garden by the summer heat. For the rest, consider mowing the lawn 4 or 5 centimeters high. This will give the garden a cleaner look and remove some of the weeds.

3) Clean up the plantations

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Thin out your plants to beautify the garden and give it a little more vigor! Lightened with everything what is dry or damaged, the plantations will be able to develop new shoots and continue to grow. Rid of all the small damages of summer, the garden will only be healthier to welcome autumn. In addition, the gardener will see more clearly to prepare for the cold seasons! To do this, you will need:
-Cut the damaged leaves and wilted flowers your annual and perennial plants as well as your flowering shrubs (roses, hydrangeas …) or vegetable garden plants (tomato plants, strawberries, raspberries …).
-Prune perennials that have gone to seed during the summer horizontally.
-Give pruning shears for damaged stems and broken branches during thunderstorms or hailstones.
-Remove damaged fruits and vegetables irrecoverable, even rotten, and put them in the compost. If necessary, uproot the plants at the root and loosen the soil to prepare it for your future crops!

4) Take the opportunity to plant seasonal vegetables

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In September, the temperatures remain mild enough to sow well-chosen vegetables and fruits. For example, now is a good time to plant onions, leeks, spinach, lamb’s lettuce, radishes and winter head lettuce! In addition, we can transplant many fruits and vegetables at the end of summer. This concerns strawberries, curly chicory or even why not escarole.

5) Aerate the garden soil weakened by summer damage

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Weather conditions can cause serious damage and completely change the nature of the soil. This is the reason why many gardening fans like to mulch the soil with the right mulch. This helps protect it! Without it, between a sun and torrential rains, the earth may indeed as well settle down than crack. It is therefore very important to intervene to aerate the soil! Aeration of the soil will make the soil more porous. As a result, air, water and nutrients will be able to reach the roots of your plants better. To make it less compact, start simply by splitting the earth with your grelinette. Then to complete your efforts, take the time to hoe vegetables, shrubs and fruit trees well at the feet.

6) do not neglect watering and soil amendment

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To boost your plants, nothing beats a good organic fertilizer or compost applied in a good layer at the foot of the plants. Also remember to water! As long as the temperatures are still fairly mild, it is better to do your watering at the end of the day so that the plants and the lawn can soak up water during the night. Watering during the day would indeed tend to dry out too quickly and the vegetation therefore cannot benefit from it …

Certain species of insect pests and harmful larvae continue to attack your garden (mites, chafer, aphids, caterpillars, etc.)? Against these parasites, there are means of biological control (traps, natural insecticides, natural predators such as ladybirds, etc.). Consider going to a garden center or doing a search on our site to find effective natural solutions.

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