How to Shield Your Garden from Extreme Heat


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Extreme heat can be detrimental to your garden. Protect your plants form scorching temperatures with these essential tips.

Opt for plants that thrive in hot conditions. Look for varieties like succulents, cacti, and drought-resistant flowers.

Choose Heat Tolerant Plants

Apply a layer of organic mulch around your plants to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Add Mulch to the Garden Beds

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Provide Shade for Plants

Create shade using umbrellas, shade cloth, or trellises to protect the summer garden.

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Water Strategically

Water deeply and less frequently to encourage deep root growth. Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems for efficient water delivery.

Water your plants in the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler. This allows foliage to dry before the heat of the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

Morning Watering

During periods of extreme heat, plants may experience stress. Avoid over-fertilization, as it can further stress the plants.

Avoid Over-Fertilization

Regularly check soil moisture levels and adjust watering accordingly. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.

Monitor Soil Moisture

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Don’t let extreme heat ruin your garden. By selecting heat-tolerant plants, providing shade, proper watering, and monitoring soil moisture, you can shield your garden and help your plants thrive even in the excessive heat.

Remember to adapt your gardening practices to the specific needs of your plants and local climate. For more about protecting your garden from the heat, visit the blog.

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