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How to maintain a healthy garden during a heatwave

April 25, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

It’s official ” the UK is currently suffering from the longest heatwave in well over 40 years. It’s perhaps not surprising that you’re
experiencing discomfort! Regrettably, it’s possible that your garden is as well. At CKB Skip Hire, this time of year always sees a significant
increase in the number of clients who hire skips for yard garbage. Obviously, the majority of people would prefer to maintain an
immaculate garden rather than have to discard significant portions of it, so here are a few tips on how to do just that!

In the hot weather, take care of your lawn.

When the temperature rises, a big issue for many gardeners is soil evaporation. To avoid this, it’s worth trimming your grass somewhat
longer than usual in autumn and spring using the lawnmower. All you need to do is adjust the cutting height on your mower slightly.
Otherwise, carry on as usual, and your garden will thrive as a result!

The best technique to provide TLC for your plants

Your initial reaction may be to water your plants even more liberally and frequently than normal in order to keep them from drying out in
the scorching weather. However, resist the temptation to do so during the day. Your plants will normally absorb more nutrients in the
evening, so if you can delay work until then, you’ll reap the rewards!

Additionally, always water the base of the plant rather than the top. This way, it more thoroughly soaks the roots, ensuring that your plant
receives the greatest benefit. However, during the day’s hottest and brightest hours, it can be beneficial to shift your potted plants into the
shadow to give them a break from the blazing sun.

Pruning trees and shrubs safely

To be completely candid, you don’t need to worry about pruning during the heat. The majority of plants benefit from pruning in the autumn
and spring, when temperatures are significantly cooler. Occasionally, however, you may choose to preempt a branch that does not
appear solid or safe enough! In that situation, focus on branches that are easily accessible from the ground or with the assistance of a
ladder. Basically, avoid cutting one that is several feet above your heat source.It’s a little too risky! You should always wear gloves, eye
protection, and a suitable helmet anyway, but even with all of that personal protective equipment, you may decide that the task is just a
little too dangerous. In that situation, do not hesitate to enlist the assistance of a professional. While this may not be the least expensive
choice, your safety always comes first!

Of course, once you’ve accomplished all of that, it’s always great to leave the area tidy, isn’t it? Apart from looking untidy, leaving your
garden unkempt increases the likelihood that you or a member of your family will be thrown from a fallen branch. Fortunately, this phase
is rather straightforward: simply gather all of your garden rubbish into a mound in preparation to hire a skip. That is where we come into
the picture! It’s never been easier”simply input your postcode and phone number on our webpage to receive a quick skip hiring price.
There is no other way to put it!

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