How to Protect Plants from Heat
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW …
- Irrigation: abundant and always first thing in the morning or late afternoon.
- Shadow: try it during the day are not always exposed to the sun. Cover with a mesh or try them near shrubs.
- Floor: concrete floors or walls retain much heat. Place the plants not to be stuck to the wall and on a pallet.
It is known that as a rule to get the heat must be taken not to suffer consequences. This applies to people and animals, but you have to do with our plants.
Protect them from summer heat
Plants need more water in summer, like people, therefore, always try to excessive moisture in the pots, but do not leave excess for fungi. You should do a deep watering every 2 to 3 days. Make the risks in times of less heat, ie first thing in the morning or late afternoon, so that water does not dry quickly. You can give them a cool drizzle that afternoon.
Depending on the pot you have and the type of material, they will need watering more or less deep. For example, porous pots or wide mouth, need more frequent watering than plastic pots because they retain less moisture. Like the larger plants have deeper roots or large and will need to hydrate more than smaller plants or with short roots.
Healthy plants in summer
Healthy plants in the summer is more likely if you follow these tips.
Both the walls and the floor where they are emitted heat, especially if cement. One way to keep them in good condition is to remove some walls and put the pots on the floor a dais. In this way have a ventilation on all sides.
It also causes some shade either with an awning, umbrella or some bushes nearby. You can put a wood deck semi so they receive the sun, but with some shade. This will not dry very quickly. If you can not do this, you also have the option of placing a mesh that reduces sunlight.
To help continue its growth, cut flowers or leaves that are wilted and of course, occasionally adding fertilizer, either liquid or earth that are stronger and thus grow much healthier.