Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
Planting summer flowers in your front yard is the perfect way to up your home's curb appeal. However, the record high Central Texas temperatures may cause some difficulties. How can you keep your garden healthy and beautiful this summer? Let’s take a look at some tips that’ll help you do just that:
Choose the right flower variety - Pick plants that love the sun and plant them in areas that get at least four hours of direct light a day. Great options include marigolds, geraniums, petunias, impatiens, begonias and zinnias.
Watch your water – Watering is a balancing act. What do we mean? You want to be sure to water your plant consistently while not overwatering. While this can be difficult to beginner gardeners, it is possible if consider the time of day. In general, early morning is the best time because it is cooler and the water won't evaporate as quickly. Add mulch to your garden beds to retain moisture and reduce the number of weeds.
Use fertilizer - Fertilizer helps keep your flowers healthy. After the plant has established itself, be sure to apply liquid fertilizer every 10 to 14 days.
Take up container gardening - Plant flowers in pots on your front porch to avoid poor soil and maintenance (weed) problems. If you choose this option, be sure to check on them often as the soil tends to dry out quicker.
Be a deadhead – Be proactive and remove the dead blooms as soon as they appear. Not only will your garden look better, but you’ll encourage new blooms to emerge – the sign of a healthy plant.
These summer flower-growing tips should help you keep your garden looking beautiful during the hot Central Texas summer.
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