Keep Your Garden Flourishing

You've invested hours of work into preparing, planting and feeding your garden to give it a healthy start. By keeping a watchful eye on it now, you can ensure it prospers and produces for the remainder of the season. Here are five mid-summer tips for a healthy garden in any region.

  1. Weeds go wild in high temperatures. Vigilance in controlling them now can keep your garden thriving.

  2. Look out for insect infestation. Slugs, snails and spider mites are just a few of the pests that can wreak havoc.

  3. Watch out for common diseases. Leaf spot, rust fungus and mildew can quickly take over your garden bed and ruin your hard work.

  4. Harvest vegetables as they ripen. Zucchini, for example, will keep producing if you pick them often.

  5. Prune suckering water sprouts from fruit trees. They grow from the trunk and branches and can sabotage the tree's energy.