Summer is in full swing! Flowers are blooming, koi are playing, and hopefully you’re getting the most out of your own back yard. In the spirit of the season, we’ve collected five of our popular summer blogs, on topics ranging from pond care to great landscaping.
Get tips, ideas, and inspiration. There’s still time to enjoy your best outdoor life this season!
1. Hygge Is The Hot New Landscape Trend For Summer
Usually the word “cozy” brings up thoughts of cooler autumn days and winter evenings by the fire. But there’s plenty of time to be cozy through summer, too! Just imagine an evening under the stars, gathered around a fire pit, relaxing beneath the glow of some twinkling string lights. Add a few comfy spots to sit and you’ve got yourself a summer worth snuggling up to!
Take a minute to slow down and unwind, leave the pool parties behind and find your inner zen. See how the concept of hygge can bring summer serenity to your outdoor space.
2. Summer Landscaping For Full Sun Yards
When the summer sun beats down it can be rough on lawns and gardens. Hot, dry days may leave your space feeling a bit parched, and in a drought season you may not be able to irrigate the way you’d like to. If your yard is open and sunny, it can be even more of a challenge to maintain.
Have no fear, we’ve got ideas for landscaping in the sunniest of spots, through the hottest of summers! By making some smart landscaping choices you can keep your yard looking spry no matter the temperature. From gorgeous blooms to tasty edible plants, get some sunny ideas for your outdoor space.
3. Spotlight On: Aster, The Super Stars Of Late Summer Gardens
Wondering which garden blooms to plant for mid and late summer gorgeousness? We’ve got you covered!
When the sun is high in the sky and other flowers may be fading, this one is ready to burst into glory. Asters, which get their name from an ancient word for “star” will truly light up your garden in bold, beautiful hues. Find out why this is such a beloved flower and how to plant and care for them in your yard.
4. Pond Algae? Don’t Freak Out! Here’s What You Need To Know About Dealing With Green Water.
With rising temperatures and those dog days of August on the horizon, you may have noticed a bit more algae in your pond than usual. Or maybe you’ve been there before and don’t want a repeat!
You may be surprised to learn that not all algae is bad – in fact, you pond needs some. But it doesn’t need an overgrowth, which can really throw off the balance of your ecosystem and wreck havoc. No worries – we’ve got advice for avoiding algae blooms in the first place, with some care tips for getting rid of it if you do see it.
5. How To Keep Your Pond And Fish Healthy During Summer
Summer heat can take a toll on ponds and fish. During these hot, sunny days it’s especially important to give your pond some extra TLC to keep it healthy and balanced. It doesn’t have to mean a lot of work, but it means there are some important things you should know about caring for your pond through the season.
From how and when to feed fish, to regulating water temperature and oxygen, get the scoop on essential summer pond care. You’ll know how to keep things running smoothly, and what to look out for as a warning sign that something needs your attention.
Summer should be a time for outdoor beauty and enjoyment. With smart landscape and pond care, and some fun design ideas, you can take advantage of everything Mother Nature has to offer this season.
If you want to put more summer into your space, or if you need help with pond or landscape care, let us know. We want you to love the outdoors as much as we do!