Summer is coming. Pre-season gardening

We all love a warm summer’s day. The weather is fine and the flora fabulous! But without a gorgeous garden to enjoy, is it even really summer? Let’s put our green fingers to work this season so nature can show us its finest.

Preparing the soil

How to prepare your soil for summer:
Once the summer heat sets in, garden beds sure get thirsty. Make sure your soil has the structural integrity needed to hold and retain water this season.

  • Water the dry soil in your garden in the mornings or early evenings. (Remember, soil – not plants.)
  • Mix Wonder Organic Vita-Boost Vermicompost with Wonder Waterwise Crystals and work into the top layer of soil to help it retain moisture.


Annual shrubs tend to last for one season and flower bulbs enter a dormant stage after flowering. Keep your garden looking trim and tidy by uprooting expired and fading plants.

Garden beds and flower pots:

  • Replace tired spring annuals with colorful summer varieties,
    Lift flower bulbs after their leaves have faded and store them
    away for next year.
  • Transfer garden foliage and flora to flower pots for
    decorating summer entertainment areas.


Everything green and growing needs proper nourishment to thrive. Keep your garden looking its best with these top-quality fertilisers.

Garden beds and flower pots:

  • Apply Wonder Shake ‘n Grow Special Fertiliser to lilies and gladiolus to ensure good flower bud formation for summer displays.
  • Apply Wonder Rose & Flower to flower borders so the plants receive a much-needed boost for the upcoming season.
  • Fertilise roses with Wonder Colourburst Rose Food.

Feed banana and pawpaw trees every two weeks with Wonder Plant Booster All Purpose.

Planting and Sowing

Before summer even begins you can establish a large portion of your garden. Plant the following seasonal blooms, vegetables and fruits now for an abundant summer.

Garden beds and flower pots:

  • Cornflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Alyssum
  • Asters
  • Begonias
  • Carnations
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlias
  • Dianthus
  • Gazanias
  • Geraniums
  • Impatiens
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias
  • Sunflowers

Vegetable garden:

  • Beans
  • Capsicums
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes

Passion fruit (just remember it needs something to climb up to support its tendrils!)


Referenced from Efekto, Greenfingers: Summer Gardening Guide

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