The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Landscaping

//The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Landscaping

The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Landscaping

Summer time means some serious summer makeover for your home landscape as well. Gardening is a wonderful hobby and how well you maintain it adds to the aesthetic appeal of your property. An unkempt garden can instantly alter the vibe of your home.

Summer means more outdoor activities which means your backyard is going to be hosting a lot more barbecues and play time for your children as well. You want your garden to stay prim and proper throughout.

So whether you have a green thumb or not, you can make sure your garden looks its best with these landscaping tips.

If you need assistance in maintaining your landscape, you can reach out to us for help.

Water the right way


You might think that summer months mean to water more often. But when it comes to keeping your plants hydrated, it’s more important to water correctly as opposed to watering inefficiently constantly.

Contrary to popular belief, grass and other plants are capable of protecting themselves in the summer heat. Some tips to water effectively are:

  • Make sure water reaches all your plants and covers your grass deeply.
  • A thorough watering in the early hours of the morning or late in the evening so no moisture is lost to the heat.
  • One inch of water for grass in a week is ample.
  • Ditch the sprinklers and hose for drip irrigation so the water is less likely to evaporate.

Mowing tips


  • Don’t mow the grass too short
  • It might seem lucrative to mow your grass very short so you don’t have to mow as often.  A good ratio to keep in mind is to never remove more than one-third of the grass in one mow.
  • Do mow your grass at a higher setting so that grass stays shaded. Using a sharp blade will help prevent the tips of the grass to fray.
  • Maintain a schedule to make sure the grass gets the attention it deserves and that it stays consistent. This will also help you to identify the right time of the day to mow.

DO opt for plants which are native to you


Lessen the load upon yourself when it comes to keeping up with watering by having more drought tolerant plants in your landscape. When you switch to plants that will be able to survive the heat in less water and those that are native to where you live, it’ll be much easier to manage them as well.

DO hire professional help


Staggs Nursery and Tree Service is just a call away to help maintain your residential and commercial landscape in the Tampa Bay Area. Call us at 813-659-2966 to book our services today.

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