This time of year, when it’s hot and dry, hanging baskets tend to
stop flowering and start looking leggy and ‘blah.’
Don’t worry! With just a few steps, you can have your beautiful, showy baskets back!
- Water, Water, Water. We had a nice, wet Spring this year, so we didn’t have to worry about keeping our flowers watered. Now, however, is the time to put the watering cans to good use. During the hottest days, and even cooler days that are windy, water your hanging baskets in the morning and in the evening. Make sure you water them until water drips from the drainage holes.
- Don’t Forget to Feed. Feed hanging baskets every 2-4 weeks. Because they require so much water, nutrients quickly flush out of the soil.
- Pinch off dead blooms. Deadheading, or pinching off faded flowers where they meet the stem, keeps the plants producing new blooms.
4. Trim the Stragglers. Before your hanging basket starts to look more straggly and less full, trim it back by a couple of inches.
There! Your hanging baskets already look better. Keep up these tips throughout the summer to keep hanging baskets fresh, beautiful and blooming!