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It’s summertime and for many gardeners this means the perfect time to put on those gloves, get out the planting tools, and get to work on their flowers, fruits, vegetables, and plants. Summer temperatures can be brutal and without a proper plan, crops can suffer greatly. One of the most important aspects of gardening with strategy comes in the form of preparation. For instance, knowing that right now the things that can still be planted are zucchini, bean, okra, squash, peas, and cucumbers is an important thing to keep in mind. The better you plan, the better your garden will survive hot summer temperatures.

Let’s take a look at some of the most important gardening tips to keep in mind for a great summer planting strategy:

  1. Invest in a sprinkler wand or soaker hose to water your garden
  2. Give some attention to the perennial hibiscus this summer
  3. Don’t get over your head, start small with just a few great vegetable seeds
  4. Use an organic mixture to prep your soil
  5. Keep your potted plants cool by lightly mulching wherever possible
  6. Add some nutrients to the water before giving your crops a spray
  7. Be strategic about your shading, call in an expert for additional help
  8. Be on the lookout for dangerous pests, any neglect could kill a harvest in a quick day or two
  9. Keep your plants hydrated, but don’t overwater
  10. Use an organic fertilizer to keep your plants protected
  11. Harvest as much as you can
  12. Weed when they are first emerging and continue to keep an eye on weed growth
Keeping these tips in mind is important in order to maintain a healthy and thriving garden this summer. And remember, if you are feeling unsure about anything it is always best to research first and dig in second. There is a ton of gardening and planting information available on the web. Do your homework and watch as your garden flourishes this summer.

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