These days, with more time spent at home and warmer months, you are bound to find yourself in your garden. Whether you are combing over your dried-out tomato plant from last summer or peeking over your next-door neighbor’s fence at their perfect daffodil flower beds, we’ve all wanted to plant the perfect summer garden.
If you think that your garden could use a bit of perkiness and revival, you might not need to look into remodeling. Just by adding vibrant summer flowers to your backyard garden, you can turn it into a refreshing, green oasis.
Below are some of the most versatile, beautiful flowers that will grow across many climates and temperatures. Add a variety of summer and year-round perennial flowers to your garden to replenish its ecosystem and overall beauty.
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The sun’s harmful rays can increase our risk of developing skin cancer, and proper sun-safe behaviors – like wearing hats, clothing and sunglasses, avoiding the sun when it’s at its peak and choosing a safe and effective sunscreen – are our best defense for protection. Before heading out into the sun, read EWG’s sun safety tips and bring along a recommended sunscreen.
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Does gardening make you feel happier? If so, then you’re already enjoying one of the many benefits of doing some work in the garden.
Whether you’re planting and taking care of vegetables or a variety of blooms, gardening is an activity that allows us to leave much of the stress in our lives behind and focus on growing things with our hands.
The arrival of summer, however, means more challenges for you and your garden. While you can keep cool outdoors with a residential patio misting system, your plants are bound to take more heat, quite literally.
Nevertheless, the summer is still a good season for gardening despite the rising temperatures. Here are some tips that will help make it so.
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Though summer is the best time of the year for many people, summer is also a favorite time of year for many household bugs. Dealing with pests inside the home can definitely take the fun out of this season!
Though it can be tempting to resort to chemical pesticides in these situations, these materials are actually harmful to humans and pets as well as to bugs. Instead, you can take advantage of natural materials found around the home to make bug traps and repellents. Take a look at the DIY tips from TurboTenant below:
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Summer is the best season to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when you and your family are at the greatest risk of bites, stings, and the vector-borne disease that common summer pests can carry.
But did you know that there are steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to these pests?
In the infographic below, you’ll know what to do to protect your family from pest threats this summer.
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