Gardening Tips For Hot Summers

Gardening Tips For Hot Summers


Gardening Tips for Hot Summer Days







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1. Watering 

 Water plants during the early morning and early afternoon, as wet foliage at night can lead to mold and mildew, so it’s important to give plants time to dry. However, if given the choice of wilted plants in the evening or not watering – water. Just be careful to keep the foliage dry.Watering from the air can result in rapid evaporation, so water from the soil line. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation are useful since they help water to directly seep to the roots. Lay them on the ground next to plants, and set your timer for about an hour. In the full summer sun, container plants may need to be watered twice a day. If it’s hard to find the time, move them to a protected area.  With experience, you’ll start to get a feel for how often plants should be watered. 








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2. Use shade cloth. 

Shade cloth can be essential during the summer months. You can use it to protect young fragile seedlings/starts or give larger, more established plants a break from the heat. Shade cloth is available at many garden, home and department stores. There are different grades of “shade” available, depending on the intensity of the sun you are attempting to partially block out.At the same garden supply stores you should also be able to find metal hoops (semi circles) that can be placed over your garden beds to prevent the shade cloth from touching or damaging plants.











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3. Mulch.

When it comes to retaining fertility and moisture in your soil, mulch is on your side.Mulch can attract slugs and other gastropods, but it also protects the soil from UV light, as well as the heat of the sun and compaction, while helping the soil to retain nutrients and moisture.Different mulches: You can use grass, hay, newspaper, weed-mat and cardboard as mulch.

















General tip: Exposed soil is never a “great” thing. There are times you need to work the soil or leave soil exposed to the elements (starting a new seed bed etc.), but whenever possible keep your dirt covered with mulches or ground covers. The worms, organic matter and microorganisms in your soil will thank you.


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