Most of us love a bit of heat! When the sun starts to shine, we love relaxing in our garden, having barbecues with our friends, and soaking in that beautiful summer ambience. However, while our gardens look much better in the summer than the winter, you do need to be mindful of intense heat. Read on to discover some tips on protecting your garden from it…
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Plant seeds slightly deeper – The first thing you need to do is plant your seeds a bit deeper than you usually would. Night temperatures and early morning temperatures are much cooler in the spring when contrasted with temperatures during the day. However, during the summer, this gap reduces. This means that topsoil can end up getting dehydrated in no time. If you plant a seed a couple of inches deeper than you usually would, this will stop the root systems from being dried out.
Water your plants early in the morning – Another tip to help your garden survive the summer months is to water your plants early in the morning. This is because intense heat can rapidly pull moisture out of the soil, leaving roots dehydrated. By watering your plants early on in the day, your roots will get the hydration they need before the harsh sun starts to cause havoc. Not only this, but it helps to stop heat stress, which is pretty much sunburn for your plants. This is when your plants’ leaves are too brittle to fight off the sun.
Mulch – Mulching is a necessity for your garden during the summer months, especially dry grass clippings and other forms of reflective mulch. They can be a plant saver while also giving you some time to relax and rest, as mulch lowers the amount of garden maintenance that is needed. This is because it encourages vigorous plant growth by reducing evaporation and retaining water. So, you will need to spend less time watering, which means healthier and happier roots.
Protect your driveway, fences and gates – You don’t only need to think about your plants when it comes to protecting your garden. You need to think about your fences and your driveway too. There are plenty of products on the market today that can assist with this. This includes the likes of concrete driveway sealer, as well as wood treatments and other sealants. A simple coating can go a very long way when protecting your garden during the warmer months.
Protect yourself – You also need to protect yourself whilst working in the garden. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, wear a sunhat and sunscreen.
So there you have it; some of the top tips to follow when protecting your garden from the summer heat. While most of us love the summer, there is no denying that the UV rays can do a bit of damage. Keep your garden looking lovely and avoid hassle by following the tips that have been provided.
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