Gardening Tips for Summer

Cut strong coverages
To ensure that the covers grow dense and uniform, they should be cut several times a year. Now, in summer or autumn, after the main period of reproduction of the birds from March until the end of July, you can start again with the cut of their coverages.

Shaping your Box
In order to preserve the details of boxwood trees or shrubs that were cut with some shape, you must now reduce your boxwood branches and evergreens. For perfect forms cardboard templates can be created.

Prune lavender
When the lavender has finished the most flowering, the shoots should be reduced by approximately one third. This prevents lavender plants from investing too much energy in seed production. The following year, lavender will again have a strong bloom.

Remove dead flowers
Removing withered flowers is not only done for aesthetic reasons, but also supports the formation of new flower buds. The plant can concentrate its power of fresh flowers. On the other hand, dead flowers do not become a breeding ground for pests or fungi. Some summer bushes, such as spurs, produce flowers for the second time in the fall, when they are cut after the main flowering.

First aid for sunflowers
If your sunflowers did not survive the last storm of summer, you still have salvation. With first aid for sunflower, you can still save the damaged stems. Cover the damaged stems with a splint made of bamboo sticks and fix it with tape. In this way the water supply is guaranteed.

Sow fresh seeds in empty patches
In August, the planting season is already in progression. Some vegetables, however, can still be planted without any problems in the patches, now vacant. These include radishes, lettuce, arugula, head and lettuce, onion and winter spinach.

Divide bushes
In case the flowering of the bushes weakens or the interior flowers have bald spots, it is time to give your summer shrubs a rejuvenating cure by dividing them. August is a good month to divide the flowering of spring and summer into bushes with flowers. Excavate the bushes with a shovel and divide the plants into parts. The individual parts should be at least as big as a fist. Remove diseased and withered roots, as well as bald spots. By planting them in suitable places the shrubs will return in full bloom.