We’ve finally reached Summer!! Here are some basic things to do in your garden to maintain it and extend the color. Happy Gardening!
Mulch: Spreading a 2-inch-deep layer of mulch over your soil is one of the best things you can do for your garden. The mulch blankets the ground, shielding the soil from the sun. This keeps it cooler, so your plant roots are happier, and prevents moisture loss from evaporation. Happily, there’s not a single best type of mulch. Anything made from organic matter — shredded wood, pine straw, a mix of grass clippings and shredded leaves, etc. — is going to help your soil in the long run as it decomposes and adds to your soil structure.