Landscaping, Hardscaping, Gardening & Curb Appeal Tips

Summer Gardening Planner

Follow this handy checklist and caring for your garden will be easier, quicker and more satisfying.

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bigger blooms ncouraged by deadheading DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Early Summer


  • Harden off tender seedlings sown indoors.
  • Plant summer bedding and vegetable plants.
  • Plant up containers and hanging baskets.
  • Protect young plant growth from pests, especially slugs.
  • Put houseplants, including citrus, outside for summer.
  • Feed flowering shrubs and roses to promote flowering.
  • Prune evergreen shrubs.
  • Earth up potatoes and harvest after flowering.
  • In late summer, sow beet, radishes, spinach and lettuce every two weeks.
  • Take softwood cuttings.

 

 Late Summer

  • Sow spring cabbages.
  • Trim lavender hedges after flowering.
  • Prune wisteria to restrict growth.
  • Take semi-ripe wood cuttings.
  • Make an insect hotel in time for winter hibernation.

 

All Summer


  • Water containers and new plantings frequently, particularly in hot weather.
  • Weed beds and borders.
  • Mow the lawn as required.
  • Deadhead flowering plants to extend blooming.
  • Prune hedges and topiary as required.
  • Tie climbers in to their supports.

 

Any Time of Year


  • Make a compost bin; fill, turn and empty when necessary.
  • Make a wooden obelisk.
  • Create a bog garden.
  • Dig out a pond.
  • Make a border and lawn edge.
  • Make a rose arch (pp.222-223).
  • Check tree ties, and loosen if necessary.
  • Look out for pests and diseases, and take appropriate action.
  • Cut out dead or diseased wood.
  • Clean all cutting tools after use to prevent spreading plant diseases.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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