Summer has arrived, which means you can expect elevated temperatures with lower rainfall numbers than other times of the year. While the transition to summer is typically welcomed with open arms, there are some drawbacks — some of your plants may not be able to stand up to the warmer days and near drought-like conditions. The good news is that there are many plants and flowers that will thrive in your garden during this magical season. Here are just a few summer tolerant plants that will add color and life to your garden as the temperatures soar over the coming months.
Who doesn’t want butterflies in their garden? Butterfly Weed produces attractive red and yellow blooms that call out to the winged creatures. These flowers can easily bloom in areas exposed to full sun.
Black-Eyed Susans are yellow flowers with black centers that bloom from June through September. They do best with moderate watering and are great attractors of beneficial insects, butterflies and birds.
These show-stopping blooms come in many shapes, sizes and colors. What’s best about Dahlias is that they bloom from midsummer to the first frost, with a growing season of up to six months in some areas of the country. Dahlias thrive in areas of full sun, so you’ll want to keep areas around your garden trimmed to permit this.
Do you have some shaded areas in your lawn that you’d like to keep looking bright and beautiful? If so, you might want to consider adding some impatiens to the mix. These flowers can reach up to 2 feet in height and can be planted in partial to full shade. They do, however, require regular watering so you’ll want to put this on the same watering schedule as your lawn.
Marigolds are a classic flower and known for both their boldness and their beauty. They come in yellows and bright oranges and are a perfect addition to your summer garden. The best thing about Marigolds is that they require lots of sunshine and little maintenance to thrive.
As you prepare your lawn and garden for the summer season, you’ll want to be sure that you have the right equipment on hand, and Ralph Helm, Inc. can help. Contact us or give us a call today at any of our three locations.