May 2

Ideal Summer Gardening Ideas and Inspiration for Your Hospitality Accommodations

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Summer gardening season starts at the end of June and lasts through the end of September. First, hospitality properties, like yours, benefit from summer gardening for various reasons. Second, we will look at some great ideas for flower gardens for the summer season. Third, we will share summer fruit and vegetable produce garden inspiration. Lastly, we will provide resources for more gardening inspiration. 

Summer Gardening Benefits

Summer gardening benefits are numerous. First, you encourage curb appeal from those viewing your property as they drive by or when they view pictures of it. Thus, gardening can improve your occupancy rates. Moreover, if you grow fruits and vegetables, you can use that in your cooking for guests. Your grocery bill should be less! In addition, your guests enjoy their delicious fresh breakfasts. Finally, some bed and breakfasts receive awards for their gardens (including free publicity). 

Summer Gardening Flowers

When you choose perennial flowers, they will continue to come back each year, if maintained properly. Thus, while some annuals (flowers that bloom only once) are beautiful, it is more economical to have your garden full of flowers that will come back year after year. Furthermore, you are encouraging essential pollinators (such as bees) to fertilize the flowers. Therefore, you are contributing to helping save the bees.

The following plants bloom during the summer season:

  • Blue Lupine
  • Brown-Eyed Susans
  • Dahlias
  • Daisies
  • Daylilies
  • Dianthus
  • Gaillardia
  • Geraniums
  • Hydrangea
  • Marigolds
  • Peonies
  • Petunias
  • Purple Coneflowers
  • Zinnia

Summer Gardening Produce

Growing your own produce and/or purchasing from a local farmer's market is good for you and the environment. First, you ensure the food is at its freshest. For example, there is no delay from transporting the food from a long distance. Second, you are supporting your local community.

The following fruits and vegetables are in season during the summer:

  • Basil
  • Bell peppers
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Gardening Resources & Inspiration

B&B Consulting

B&B Consulting's Rob Sales helps innkeepers and investors looking to buy or sell real estate property. Moreover, he advises current B&B innkeepers who want to grow their bed and breakfast business. Rob and his wife Jane were owners and innkeepers of several successful bed and breakfasts. Furthermore, Rob is a licensed realtor and broker who specializes in bed and breakfast properties. Contact Rob today!

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