The first days of summer are quickly approaching, and that means it’s time for backyard barbecues and sunbathing by the pool. But it also means that special attention needs to be given to maintaining your landscape’s health as we transition into this warmer season. Here are a few ways to keep your landscape thriving all summer long.
Defending Against Erosion
As the heat of summer increases, so too does the concern of erosion. A great way to reduce erosion is by using mulch, especially around plants. Mulch helps to protect plants’ roots from harsh temperature fluctuations by stabilizing soil moisture and temperature.
As an added bonus, mulch will help make watering more efficient and improve your soil’s quality over time. You don’t want to overdo it though, so a good benchmark to remember is that healthy soil contains 45% minerals, 25% water, 25% air, and 5% organic matter. You’ll want to look for a type of mulch that’s fresh and properly cared for. Finding a local supplier you can trust is your best bet for purchasing quality mulch.
Tackling Troublesome Weeds
Another secret to keeping your garden healthy all summer long is handling those pesky weeds that pose a threat to your plants. Small rocks, like pea gravel, may help provide control over such harmful weeds.
Pea gravel is also a fantastic pairing for other types of decorative rocks, as its simple texture, small size, and smooth shape help emphasize the textures of larger decorative rocks. It’s worth noting that pea gravel tends to move around, so you’ll want to find a way to contain it. We recommend using sturdy materials like brick, stones, wood or even metal edging.
Keeping It Looking Fresh
Appearance is just as important as practicality when it comes to your landscape, so searching for gardening inspiration is always a worthwhile investment. Be sure to look into the materials themselves as you find styles that you like in order to integrate them into your garden.
There are more sources online than ever to learn options for your landscape, including the blog right here on this site. We not only offer our specified and expert advice, but we’re also readily available with quality bulk landscaping materials to meet your needs.