In a previous blog entry, we shared tips for protecting your plants and garden from the upcoming summertime heat waves. In this article, we’ll talk about exactly how heat causes damage and how you can recognize signs that your plants and garden are under stress from it.
Heat combined with a hot and dry wind robs your plants’ foliage and soil of heavy doses of moisture. Of course, some evaporation is perfectly normal, but when the heat is prolonged and crucial moisture is evaporated faster than it can be replaced, the foliage and leaves will quickly dry out and wilt.
With water being quickly zapped from the soil as well, the plants and gardens are denied much needed nutrients, such as iron.
If the stress from the heat continues for extended periods of time, your plants are at serious risk of entering a dangerous life-threatening cycle that can include:
There are a number of telltale signs you can look for to gauge your plants’ health. These include:
To make sure you’re providing the best care for your plants, lawn and garden, call us here at the Juniper Landscape Company. Our number is 619-334-9464.