Also, it’ll stop them seeding so you won’t see an abundance of weeds popping up after your return.
Another great idea is to add an inch or two of bark chippings to your borders to help to lock moisture in and keep weeds down.
Likewise, crop any grass or weeds growing around the bottom of young trees or shrubs to help them survive. Weed block and bark chip will stop them coming back. Deadheading bedding plants will prepare you for a pleasant arrival, greeted by flowers.
And don’t cut the lawn – longer grass holds moisture better. Instead, before you leave, stick to your normal mowing routine up until your holiday and once you get back, mow with higher blades, lowering it each time until you get it back to the length you want.
If you are away for a week, your normal routine mow will be just fine.