Use EM Bokashi
Did you know our EM Bokashi can help you reduce the amount of water your plants need during the summer months? With EM Bokashi, it works to slowly release important nutrients to your plants, keeping them healthy and thriving through even the warmest of months. Adding this to your soil with our EM-1 Microbial Inoculant is one of the best ways to help you save water throughout the warmer months. It will also leave you with more robust plants that grow stronger, faster, and with a higher yield.
Keep the soil moist
Keeping the soil moist will protect your plans from the heat and give them the much-needed moisture they need. You can do this through irritation, or you can lean on our Dynamic Garden Duo. The EM-1 Microbial Inoculant speeds up the decomposition of organic matter and nutrient cycling, which helps break up compacted soil and improve water absorption.
Combat the Weeds
One thing that you might see a lot more of during the summer season is weeds. A weed takeover in your garden can leave your garden not looking its best and can be harmful to your plants. If you have too many weeds, they can hog all of the nutrients in your soil and the water you use. The best way to get rid of them is with prevention. We always recommend starting to mulch early on in the summer.
Keep an Eye on Your Mulch
Mulch is needed in the garden to help retain moisture and keep certain plants cool. Keep an eye on your mulch and make sure it doesn't crust over during the summer. The crust can be counterproductive and won't allow water to get to the roots. All you need to do is break up the crust with a rake.
Clean up Dead Foliage
Some flowers will have foliage that starts to die off during summer. You may start to notice yellowing leaves as well. You'll want to remove these as soon as possible to stop the infection from spreading and keep your plants looking their best.
Some plants and flowers need extra love during the warmer months. Pruning your plants can allow for more growth and provide better results over time. (plus, it’s a great way to clean up your garden and ensure all of your fruits, vegetables, and flowers are flourishing!)
Water your Plants in the Morning
During the morning, it's usually cooler outside. This means the water has time to soak and get to the roots before the sun comes out and evaporates the water.
Keep Your Hose in the Shade
It can be easy to grab your hose and start watering without thinking about the temperature of the water. However, if your hose has been sitting out in the sun all day, it could cause the water to come out hotter than expected. Some plants are sensitive to hot water, so you'll want to be mindful.