July weather is great for the urban garden. Yes there are some drawbacks such as dealing with weeds and some warm temperatures but that is all part of gardening. If you have been following along for some time on this blog you would know that we have been promoting many maintenance saving ideas that will enhance your gardening experience.
The idea of a good garden is one that the caretaker enjoys. If it is work and drudgery all the time you will quickly become tired of all the redundant work and soon your garden will be looking for a new caretaker. Simply steps such as mulching and proper bed preparation will help to keep your weeding activity down to less than 20 minutes a week. The big trick is consistency. If you spend 5 minutes weeding the garden 4 times a week and you do it regularly you will be amazed at how quickly the weeds seem to stop coming. The biggest mistake most gardeners make is to wait until the task of weeding is so overwhelming it becomes a massive job.
Frequent small jobs like weeding, the use of mulch, and sheet mulching techniques will all make the job easier.