While summer is the time when flowers are blooming all around us, it also brings periods of extreme heat which can be uncomfortable for us humans and also for the plants in our gardens. These tips on caring for your garden in times of high summer temperatures come from an article by Amanda which I found on the American Meadows website.
Summer brings an abundance of blooms, interest and color to the garden, but can also bring extreme temperatures that can be hard on your plants.? For many plants, temperatures above 85 degrees can be a huge stress on their systems. But that?s where you come in: with a few simple steps and diligent attention, your garden will make it through the heat and come out the other side healthier and happier.
Also, if you?re noticing a few bare spots or have lost a couple of plants to the heat this year, there are several annual varieties that thrive in heat and that make a great late-season addition to the summer garden.
Caring For Container Plants
You may see the most stress in your container plants in the heat. If possible, water your containers twice per day ? once in the early morning and once in the evening ? being sure to soak them all the way through. If this isn?t possible due to water conservation efforts, one soak per day should suffice. If your plants are in full sun and aren?t doing well in heat, try putting them in a shadier spot until temperatures cool down.
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