The average temperatures in Fort Worth, Texas during the summer-fall in the 90s, but can reach into the hundreds. Combine this with average precipitation levels below just a couple of inches and you’ll find a lot of struggling gardeners.
Gardeners take heart! There are some ways to work with the climate for beautiful gardens filled with the flowers or shrubs you like best. With a little bit of knowledge and TLC, flowerbed maintenance in Fort Worth can be both convenient and effective.
Choose the Right Plants for Each Garden
For those gardens in full sun, some annuals which are easy to care for include:
- ‘Cora’ Vinca
- Texas Sage
Plants such as Coreopsis, Dianthus, Blackfoot Daisy, and Barleria repens ‘Rosea’ are other favorites that can do just as well in shady areas of your yard as they do in the sunny gardens.
Learn to Water Effectively
One of the first ways to use your available water best is to choose drought-resistant flowers and shrubs. If you choose those plants on the list above, then you’ll have a great start. The next steps include watering your gardens in the early hours of the morning when it is cooler and watering on a consistent schedule.
Keep Tabs on Weeds and Garden Pests
Whether you are mulching, spraying, or pulling out the weeds on a daily basis, these interlopers cannot be allowed to take over the garden. They will steal the moisture that your plants need, strangle their roots, and effectively take over space. Garden pests can be almost as much of a nuisance.
In some yards, gardens are at risk from both insects and deer – all wanting to nibble on those green leaves and juicy roots. In order to keep your flower beds safe, you need to watch for signs that the pests are present and then move quickly to get rid of them.
One easy way to keep up with flowerbed maintenance is to turn to a professional. When you contact Lawn Connections, you can turn your flowerbeds over to the same people who keep your lawn full and green.