Last summer saw temperatures rise to a record-breaking 40.3 Celsius in the UK. Yet with the typical British summer also renowned for its surprises, it can be hard for gardeners to plan their approach.
What is certain, however, is that climate change is likely to bring about more sizzling days, so getting a good watering routine in place is essential. Aim to soak your garden once or twice a week and give plants in hanging baskets and containers a drink every day. In hot and windy weather, increase this to twice a day.
Once your plants are happy, watch for pests, such as greenflies and blackflies, that could damage them. Your local garden centre can advise you on how to tackle most beasties. If you’re storing plants in the greenhouse, set up shady areas and spray the floor with water in the morning to create the perfect conditions for growth.
Gardening experts also recommend mowing your lawn little and often, composting the clippings a bit at a time to prevent ruining the layers beneath. During extreme heat, our wild birds and animals will appreciate food and water; in turn, they’ll assist with pests.
If you’re planning to put your house on the market this summer, keeping it green and colourful for your viewers is essential. For more tips on preparing your home to attract buyers, call us on 01452 612020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org