When you know there is an upcoming hot day, plan your week so you have the time to do additional hand watering the evening or early morning before the high temperature days. The plants will also need to be watered in the late evening of the hot day.
Some plants such as new vegetable seedlings or flowering Hydrangea may benefit from having temporary shade structures installed around them. This shade structure may be as simple as an umbrella with a sheet hanging over the top of it. Ensure that whatever is used still allows some air movement around the foliage, don’t just drape the sheet over the drop of the plant.
Using regular applications of seaweed emulsion like Eco Seaweed from Organic Crop Protectants will help reduce the plants stress in hot weather. If you haven’t started doing this, now is the time to start, we have a long hot Summer ahead. It’s also not too late to mulch the garden. A thick layer of mulch will help the soil retain moisture. Always make sure you water the plants and surrounding soil well before mulching and again after mulching.
Last minute gift idea – gift voucher for a garden consultation
Do you know someone who needs some advice, suggestions or recommendations for their garden? Why not purchase them a gift voucher for a garden consultation. Glenice will walk around their garden answering any of their horticultural questions. She can give advice on the management of their garden and make suggestions for the design of their garden. She will complete a written report for them with the notes taken in the consultation. She can then provide a fee proposal for a landscape plan or a planting plan.
Please contact Glenice to purchase a gift voucher.
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