During the summer months make sure that you look out for tall, flowering stalks on established bamboos and remove them promptly. Flowering can weaken the plants, as well as being unsightly! So ensure that you catch them early!
Trees and shrubs planted less than five years ago have increased water requirements and may suffer drought-stress without watering. This means that it is very important that you ensure newly planted trees and shrubs do not dry out. They often need much more water than people imagine so keep checking them to make sure that they are hydrated and happy!
There are many ways to water your trees and shrubs efficiently. One method of efficient watering by using hoses and watering cans. Hoses with holes around them are great for getting to the root as they are accurate and save water by just watering what you need. Try to make sure that you only water the root of the plants and leave the surrounding soil dry. This reduces the risk of weed growth and saves water. Another method of watering could be sprinklers. However sprinklers are mainly good for watering the lawn as they can reach large areas of the garden easily and keeps your lawn hydrated. A better way to get to the root of the plants is by using seep hoses. These hoses or pipes with holes in them deliver water accurately to established plants and plants in rows. They can be hidden beneath soil or mulch, which also avoids evaporation losses. They work best on heavy soil where the water spreads further sideways as it sinks than on lighter soils.
Remove rose suckers and tree suckers immediately! The young growth from some roses can be very vigorous and look out of character rather like a rose sucker, so do check carefully before cutting these otherwise you may well ruin the plant!
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