Ten Flowers to Plant This Summer in Any Garden, in Case You Forgot!

Summer is now a couple of weeks in, and July 4th weekend is here! Were you ready for it? Summer often comes quicker than we expect, especially here in California, where we deal with hot weather all the time. Anyone who owns a garden, lawn, or landscape is fully aware that spring is the season to get their property serviced to prepare them for summer. 

People tend to spend all their time preparing their lawn for the summer, and the garden or flowerbeds end up being forgotten and overlooked. More often than not, they become an afterthought. Our gardens or flower beds need extra time to grow into the beautiful accompaniments to our lawn and landscape that they usually are

What your next steps? Planting and growing flowers during the summer can be difficult with the extreme temperatures, and to grow them properly for them to survive and thrive can be complicated. 

Have no fear! Here at Ruff and Ready Landscape Construction, we are here to offer you help. In fact, if you are currently in this debacle, this blog is going to very informative! This week’s blog will discuss the ten best flowers to plant during the summer, no matter where you are! These flowers that we will talk about will survive and grow all summer long and will end up looking stunning and complement your entire property! 

We will break the flowers down into their categories of annuals or perennials and tell you what those categories mean throughout the blog. Of course, we will also provide information about every flower.

First, we want to take this moment and provide some summer flower-growing tips so that the flowers we mentioned can survive the hot weather this summer. These are some tips to think about when you begin to grow these stunning summer flowers: 

  1. To help the flowers grow, apply fertilizer. 
  2. Know the proper water amounts. (Setting up an irrigation system will be very helpful with this!)
  3. Ensure you choose the right flower and location for your landscape and property!
  4. Do not repot a flower on an extremely hot day
  5. Ask for help and support from professionals!

Up first? Annuals! An annual flower grows for one long season but will then die once the cooler weather or winter begins. Annuals are commonly used to adjust the appearance of your garden or flower bed year to year or annually (get it?). Annuals typically have a longer flowering stage than perennials.

The list of flowers that work wonders for the summer and are annual flowers are: 

  • Marigolds
  • Zinnia
  • Globe Amaranth

The next group of flowers is perennials. Perennials have a shorter flowering stage than annuals and are typically flowers or plants that will regrow the following spring. They are acknowledged as having a life span of more than two years. 

The list of flowers that work wonders for the summer and are perennial flowers are: 

  • Aster
  • Blanket Flower
  • Hibiscus
  • Purple Coneflower

We also have many plants that fall under the category of both an annual and a perennial. What affects this is climate and location, but no matter what happens, this bunch of plants is guaranteed to flourish this summer. 

The list of plants that are both annuals and perennials are: 

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Lantana
  • Verbena

Now that you know the ten flowers to plant during the summer this year, we want to provide more info on each individual flower. Remember that all of these flowers will flourish this summer and will add gorgeous ambiance to any lawn, landscape, and property.

First up the annuals… 

1. Marigolds

The Marigold is known as one of the cheeriest flowers. The flower itself comes in a mixture of warm and bright yellow and orange colors. The good thing about the Marigold is that it really is a summer flower because it loves a ton of fun! The great news for you is that it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. 

2. Zinnia

Zinnias are an inexpensive option to add some stunning colors to your garden this summer. In addition, these flowers will bring in butterflies so that you will see new insects in your garden too! Zinnias are also perfect summer flowers as they do not need anything but the sun all day! 

3. Globe Amaranth

The last annual is the Globe Amaranth. This flower is one of the more popular flowers for the summer and grows blossoms that look like cheerleader’s pom-poms and come in white, red, and purple colors. This flower grows in multiple soils and moisture levels and requires little maintenance. 

Next up, perennials …

4. Aster

This is a garden favorite and is usually lavender or purple hue, but it can also be found in pink and white. Aster is a delicate flower but does well in the summer heat and adds a beautiful touch to any garden or flower bed you may have. 

5. Blanket Flower

The blanket flower is a long-blooming flower with a red petal that is immersed in yellow. When added to a garden or flower bed, the blanket flower is a good concept for a summer bouquet or container.

6. Hibiscus

The classic and popular hibiscus is quite a huge flower. They bring a tropical vibe to any garden or flower bed and go perfectly with any tropical-themed landscape. They do need a lot of water and space to live up to their potential fully. 

7. Purple Coneflower

This is an elegant flower, and it grows very quickly. It also happens to bring about butterflies and birds into your garden! This flower needs space to grow to survive. 

And lastly, the combo flowers…

8. Black-eyed Susan

This flower is known as one of the more famous wildflowers and looks lovely in any garden. They are a strong flower that excels in the sunlight and loves to show off its marvelous golden color. 

9. Lantana

This flower comes in a wide range of hues and lasts all season. They are extremely drought tolerant flowers, which makes them ideal for the summer. Besides allowing your garden to pop with color, they also do not need a lot of maintenance. 

10. Verbena

Lastly, this flower comes in multiple colors and creates a cascading effect in your garden or flower bed. They grow best when planted in pots, flower boxes, and even on retaining walls! 

Any of these flowers will look outstanding in your garden or flower bed. The right way to understand what flower is right for you is to ask professionals to help you with your garden or flower bed today! 

If you are a resident of Menifee, Winchester, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, or Temecula, CA, or any of their bordering areas, call Ruff and Ready Landscape Construction and ask about all our services to upgrade your property this summer!