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Summertime Gardening for On-the-Go Homeowners

Summers tend to be one of the busiest seasons (especially for families). From vacations, celebrations and endless projects around the house, calendars are filled before school even lets out. If only you had enough time to get it all checked off your list! With so much to do and such limited time, finding an efficient way to get yard work done is key. Here are a few summertime gardening tips to help you achieve that lush, green landscape – no matter how packed your schedule may be.

Start with Low-Maintenance Summertime Gardening

Whenever you start or refresh your summer garden, it’s important to do your research first. If you take a little extra time at the beginning and choose wisely, you can prevent a high-maintenance landscape that ends up dying within a few weeks because you simply don’t have the time to care for it.

Keep these three simple summertime gardening tips in mind:

1. Start Small

It can be difficult to maintain a large garden, especially if you’re not around on a consistent schedule. If you start your garden small, it’s easier for you (and the rest of the family) to tend to with limited time. Start small with potted plants, a raised garden bed or a variety of hardy plants that require minimal care.

2. Involve the Family

Summertime gardening is a great way to getting everyone involved and allow the kids to feel responsible for the survival of the plants (and teach them a good lesson in science at the same time). No matter how old the kids are, you can allow them to help with planting, watering and maintaining the garden from seed to full plant size.

3. Care for the Garden Daily

If you want a manicured garden, you need to care for it daily. So, before you head out to the shore next weekend, get everyone outside for a quick inspection. Adding a reminder to your routine each day (or at least once a week) will help everybody -- including you -- remember those important maintenance checks like weeding and watering.

What to Plant in the Summer

Vegetables are some of the best plants to choose for summertime gardening with the family. Depending on what kind you choose, vegetables can be a low maintenance choice. Start with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini and green beans.

At Lawes, Today's Country Store and More, we have all the supplies you need for summertime gardening and more. With our complete line of professional landscaping products, you can manicure award-winning lawns and gardens, while controlling unwanted weeds and pests all summer long.

So, whether you’re a maintenance gardener, professional landscaper or busy homeowner, we welcome you to stop by our store and pick up your seeders, thatchers, spreaders, and advice from our experienced staff so you can have the best lawn in the neighborhood! We’re here to help!

Contact us today at 732-741-6300.
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