Summer is the season of beautiful weather, blooming flowers and plants and exciting outdoor activities. However, while the weather outside is beautiful it can still be very damaging to your plants. The summer heat as well as intense exposure of bright sunlight can be a bit too much for your more sensitive plants. Some plants may even acquire a yellowish “burn” on the surface of the leaves. So, with this in mind, how can you help protect your plants from the summer heat? In this article, we will be going over a few tips and tricks on how to best protect your plants every summer so that you never have to worry about your plants ever again. Continue reading to learn more.
Deep Watering Your Plants
The first key step to keeping your plants alive during the intense summer heat is to begin deep watering at the base of the plant. With that being said, you may be thinking to yourself “that sounds great, but what exactly is deep watering your plant?” and that is a valid question. To deep water your plant means to train you plants to send their roots deep in the soil where the water is. In general, it is recommended to deep water your more sensitive plants at least once every week. In addition to deep watering during the hot summer months, it is also recommended to begin deep watering your more sensitive plants before the heat wave has a chance to get to them. Therefore, now that you have a better understanding on what it means to deep water your plants, you can better prepare for next summer.
Be Careful Not to Overwater Your Plants
While some plants require that extra deep watering step, some plants may need less. In fact, some plants will begin to wilt from the severe summer sun which may seem like a sign for more water. However, this is not always the case with some plants. In this case, it is simply the summer sun getting the plant down. Therefore, it is important to test the plant’s soil before watering it. If the soil feel damp then the plant may not need more water as it already has enough moisture in the pot.
One of the best ways to help yourself ensure that you will not be overwatering your plants is to invest in a self-watering planter. Here at Terracast Products, we offer a variety of self-watering attachments for your planters. This will help you save time and money this summer when it comes to your plants. Our selection includes the following:
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Set Up Some Shade for Your Plants
Another thing you can do to help protect your plants during the intense summer heat is to set up a nice, shaded area for them. The best way to do this is to set up either a bed sheet or propped-up cardboard in order to give your plants a nice break from the intense summer sun.
Avoid Dark Planters and Containers
Last but not least, to help better protect your plants during the hot summer months, it is best to avoid any dark colored planters and containers. This is simple due to the fact that these darker colors will absorb more heat than a lighter color which can in turn fry and damage a plant’s roots.
To learn more about how to better care for your plants this season, visit us on our website and read more about our tips and tricks.