Summer is coming, and you know what that means: sweat, humidity, and heat. While many of us are excited for warmer weather, it can also be challenging to deal with the increased temperatures. Luckily for us, there are a few simple ways to beat the heat while keeping your plants healthy!
Create a shady haven for your gardening essentials.
If you have a garden with no shade, it can be incredibly hot and uncomfortable to work in. You might want to consider putting up some sort of canopy or covering over the area where most of your work is done. A DIY pop-up tent is an option if you don’t have enough money or space for something more permanent, but even just hanging up some sheets will help keep the sun off of whatever tools or plants are underneath them!
There are a lot of different ways to set up a DIY pop-up tent, but the basic principle is the same. You’ll need some sturdy poles that can be pushed into the ground and tied together with rope or twine. Then, you’ll need to put up some sort of fabric on top of it to serve as your shade cover. There are many options for materials; canvas is probably the best because most other fabrics will get hot when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Use a watering wand to keep things tidy when you’re watering or weeding.
A watering wand is a great tool to keep things tidy when you’re watering or weeding. You can control the flow of water and use it with a sprinkler attachment, so you don’t have to drag around a hose all day long. The best part? It fits easily into any garden tool kit, so there’s no excuse not to buy one!
We recommend using this handy tool when hanging baskets are nearby–it’ll save time when you’re filling them up with fresh soil and compost every few weeks. And if you have an overgrown bed full of perennials that need some TLC before summer hits its peak, this will be perfect for keeping things neat while also making sure everything gets enough water (and nutrients).
If you’re looking for a tool that’s easy to use and won’t take up too much space, this is a great option. It comes with an adjustable nozzle so you can control the flow of water and a generous handle for better leverage when pushing or pulling.
The only downside? This tool is not the best option for larger gardens. If you have a garden bed that’s over 10′ wide, we recommend getting something sturdier or longer in length. But if you’re just looking to keep things tidy around your house and patio area—or want a small tool for indoor use—then this will do the trick!
Make sure you have everything you need within arm’s reach.
- Use a small tool box to hold all your tools. This will keep them organized and make them easy to find, which means you won’t have to waste time digging through drawers looking for that screwdriver or hammer.
- Set up a bucket next to your gardening area for holding soil, fertilizer, seeds and other supplies. The bucket can also serve as an impromptu stool if you need a place to sit down while working on your garden projects!
- Hang up a tool holder from the wall so everything has its own spot where it belongs when not in use (this will help prevent losing things).
- Paint your toolbox bright colours so it will be easy to spot in the garden. Add some fun decals or stickers to make it even more attractive!
If you don’t have a toolbox, consider buying one. They’re not very expensive and can be found at most hardware stores.
Keep calm and prevent bugs with these handy tips.
- Keep your garden tidy.
- Take care of your plants.
- Keep the bugs away with natural repellents, like citronella oil or lavender oil in water, which can be sprayed on plants to keep them bug-free! Or try mixing orange peels with water and spraying that around the area too! If you don’t have any oils on hand but still want something strong enough to repel mosquitoes and gnats, try rubbing your skin with lemon juice before going outside; it’ll keep those pesky pests away from you while smelling great at the same time!
- Use a spray bottle filled with water (and maybe a little bit of soap) when leaves get dirty from dust or debris blowing around in the wind–this will help clean them off easier than simply brushing them off manually since there’s less risk for damaging fragile leaves during those processes compared against what happens when trying scraping anything off manually (which could lead towards tearing apart pieces from their stems).
Make the most of your space by creating a rock garden.
The best way to make the most of your space is by creating a rock garden. Rock gardens are easy to create, and they’re great for small spaces because they use all of the space in your yard–even if it’s just for decoration! There are many different ways to go about this project:
- You can use rocks as walls or borders for other plants
- You can create a rockery by placing smaller stones around larger ones (you’ll want more than one type of stone so that your garden looks interesting)
- If you have some extra time on your hands, try building yourself an actual rock wall out of larger pieces of stone. This will take longer than using smaller stones but will also look more impressive once finished.
- All you need to do is dig your holes and place the rocks. You’ll want to leave enough space between each piece so that they don’t overlap or crush any plants growing around them.
- If you’re using smaller stones, try to place them in a pattern that looks like it was created by nature (like a waterfall). If you have larger stones, arrange them so that they form an interesting shape or design. You can also choose to use different types of rock–this will give your garden an even more natural feel!
Store your tools in an old boot.
An old boot can be a great place to store your tools. You need a sturdy boot that won’t break, but also doesn’t have holes or tears in it. Make sure it’s clean and dry before storing tools inside, as moisture will corrode metal parts. You may also want to place an old towel over the top of the boot so that sunlight doesn’t damage its surface over time.
If you’re storing smaller tools, like screwdrivers or wrenches, a plastic tackle box is a good option. You can find these at your local hardware store or sporting goods store. They’re usually pretty inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes to fit whatever tools you need to store.
Add some style to your pots with a little creativity and paint!
- Paint old pots.
- Use stencils to paint the pots.
- Wrap your pots with wallpaper or fabric and then paint over it for a unique look!
- If you’re feeling really crafty, try using decorative pebbles or sandpaper to create patterns on the pot that will show through whatever colour you choose to paint it. You could even use acrylic paints mixed with glitter or sequins–the options are endless! Just make sure that whatever materials you use are heat-resistant so they don’t melt when exposed directly to sunlight for extended periods of time (as in days).
Finally, if all else fails and nothing seems like enough protection against those scorching summer rays, then consider adding some sort of protective coating such as polyurethane varnish which will keep everything looking nice while also protecting from damage caused by water stains, etc.
Upgrade your raised bed with this easy DIY project.
- Find a pallet or two. If you have access to any old wooden pallets, these are perfect for this project. They’re free and will last indefinitely if you take care of them correctly.
- Use a fork to make holes in the wood. You’ll want to use long-handled garden forks so that they can reach down into the ground easily once they’re assembled (and because it’s much easier than using just your hands). Make sure that each hole is deep enough so that there’s plenty of room for roots and soil when you add them later on!
- Hammer together all four corners with heavy-duty hammers–you’ll need something strong enough not only to hold up your new raised bed but also get beaten up by all kinds of weather conditions over time too! Don’t worry if some pieces break off during the assembly process because we’ll fix those later with some sawing action.
There are plenty of options for creating simple, stylish, and cost-effective ways to make your garden look great!
Making your garden look great is important. It can be a great place for you and your family to relax, unwind, or just get away from it all. A well-designed garden will also help boost your property value when it comes to sell.
But what if you don’t have much time or money? Don’t worry–there are plenty of options for creating simple, stylish, and cost-effective ways to make your garden look great!
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of the most popular garden ideas to help you create a beautiful space.
– Plant a Tree: Trees are great for adding shade, creating privacy, and giving your garden some character. They also provide a natural habitat for wildlife, so you’ll have plenty of birds and butterflies coming to visit.
– Plant Shrubs: Shrubs are a great way to add colour and texture to your garden and can be used as borders or focal points. They’ll also provide some privacy for you and your family if you live in an area where neighbors aren’t too close together.
– Add Colour: Whether you’re growing your own flowers or buying them from a nursery, adding colour to your garden is one of the easiest ways to make it look great. Try planting some colourful annuals or perennials as well as some shrubs that have attractive flowers such as roses and lavender.
– Create a path: Paths are a great way to make your garden look tidy and well-maintained, as well as provide an easy route for you or your family to walk around the space. If you want to make them more interesting, try adding some stepping stones or brickwork in front of them!
Inspired by these nine tips? You’ve got everything you need to get started on a beautiful new project. Whether you’re looking for a way to cool off or just trying to make things more comfortable for yourself, these tips can help. If any of these ideas strike your fancy, try them out! You never know what might work best for your particular situation until you try it out for yourself, and that’s what makes gardening so much fun! Aumann’s Garden Supplies is your one-stop shop for all things gardening. With a wide selection of high-quality plants, tools, and decor, you can create your dream garden – and make it come alive with colour and life for great summer days.