With the summer heat approaching fast, gardener Tim Daly with the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service has some tips on how to beat the heat and keep your garden and yard beautiful all summer:
- Quit swatting! Eliminate mosquito breeding areas to reduce their population around your home by cleaning gutters, regularly replacing the water in birdbaths, and draining flowerpot saucers and all other sources of
- Summer-flowerings shrubs, including gardenias and hydrangeas, will need pruning after fully flowering. Be sure to lightly prune any overgrown hedges and shrub.
- Be sure to water your hanging baskets and container plants on a regular basis. These plants tend to dry out quickly since they are above ground and are exposed to more heat and air flow.
For more gardening and landscaping tips, visit www.gwinnettextension.com.