You’ve invested hours of work into preparing, planting and feeding your garden to give it a healthy start. By keeping a watchful eye on it now, you can ensure it prospers and produces for the remainder of the season. Here are five mid-summer tips for a healthy garden in any region.
- Weeds go wild in high temperatures. Vigilance in controlling them now can keep your garden thriving.
- Look out for insect infestation. Slugs, snails and spider mites are just a few of the pests that can wreak havoc.
- Watch out for common diseases. Leaf spot, rust fungus and mildew can quickly take over your garden bed and ruin your hard work.
- Harvest vegetables as they ripen. Zucchini, for example, will keep producing if you pick them often.
- Prune suckering water sprouts from fruit trees. They grow from the trunk and branches and can sabotage the tree’s energy.
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