Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 23 August , 2017
In a previous entry, we shared tips for how to avoid becoming overheated while doing yard work. But we humans aren’t the only ones who can be affected by heat; your plants need protection from it as well.
In this issue, we’ll talk about ways to protect your plants during times of extreme heat.
Mulch, mulch, mulch
A healthy layer of mulch is your plant’s first line of defense against heat and windy conditions. Mulch can be especially effective at retaining your plant’s water supply and reducing evaporation.
Water the smart way
The best times to water your plants are in the morning or the early evening. A morning watering will go a long way in preventing heat scalding, which can seriously damage your plant’s leaves. A deep watering at least 2-3 times per week is also a good idea.
Give your plants shade
A shade cloth or row cover can provide much needed shade for your plants. You can even use a patio umbrella or a piece of fabric to do the job. This can help prevent heat stress and even sunburn of your plants.
Wrap up the young trees
Wrapping the trunks of young trees can help them escape the ravages of summer heat. Also, using a white latex paint on the trunks of newly planted trees will help to reflect the sun’s rays away.
Keep your lawn a little bit higher
Taller grass will cast longer shadows. With that in mind, keeping your lawn height at about 3 inches will help the soil retain moisture.
Take care of the transplants
Because their root systems are shallow and more vulnerable to the harmful effects of dry conditions, set out your transplants so that they’ll have access to shading provided by mature and established plants.
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