You work hard all spring to make sure your lawn and garden are set up for the best season yet. That’s why it’s important to maintain it over the summer to keep it looking in top shape. I’ve teamed up with Work Sharp to help you make your lawn and garden the envy of your neighbors all summer long!
1. Keep It Hydrated
Just like humans and pets, plants need to stay hydrated as well. When summer temperatures increase, make sure your grass, shrubs, and flowers have something to drink. Just don’t over do it! If you’re having wet weather, make sure to adjust your sprinklers and watering system so as not to over saturate your lawn. It will save your water bill and your lawn mower! Be sure to water potted flowers daily.
2. Keep Those Flowers Looking Fresh
Colorful hanging baskets and potted flowers are always a great addition to your landscaping, but they need to be maintained. Remove dead flowers to keep those arrangements looking fresh. Some flowering baskets, like wave petunias, may need to be cut back to keep them shapely and full. If your flowers don’t last the season, try visiting local greenhouses for replacement flowers; they are usually cheaper later in the season.
3. Consistency is Key
If you want your lawn and garden to flourish all season, you need to pay attention to it. The grass should be mowed on a regular basis before it gets too tall. Flowers need to be maintained before they get out of control. Bushes may need some grooming before they lose shape. Nothing will make your landscaping look weary and worn out like a week of neglect! If you have to be away for awhile, ask a neighbor or friend to at least keep an eye on your plants.
4. Keep Your Garden Tools Sharp!
If you want to have stellar looking yard, you need to have quality tools in working order. Because tools are expensive, the best way to keep them working longer is to take care of them! From shears to lawn mower blades, the people at Work Sharp have you covered. For the avid gardener, the Work Sharp Original Knife and Tool Sharpener is a life (and back) saver. Shears, shovels, mower blades, scissors, and more all get dull while tackling tough garden chores, and very quickly aren’t working at peak performance… meaning you are working harder and increasing the likelihood of an injury. Five minutes in the shed will have every tool you own sharper than the day you bought it.
5. Enjoy it!
The most important part about a lawn and garden is making sure you take the time to enjoy it! Grab your favorite adult beverage, pull out the lounge chair, and take it all in on one of those beautiful summer night.
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