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How To Keep Plants Alive In The Summer Heat (Part Two)

Aug 16, 2018Lawn maintenance

How To Keep Plants Alive In The Summer Heat (Part Two)

Looking for tips on how to keep plants alive in this sweltering summer heat? We’ve got some valuable tips that can help keep your flowers and shrubs from withering away.

Summertime can be stressful and overwhelming for many gardeners. Temperatures are skyrocketing, and many people find their plants withering, wilting, and dying right in front of their eyes.

Luckily, there are many ways to help ensure your garden thrives as much as possible – even in the blistering heat. (We’ve written Part One of this landscaping article already – you can read it here).

We here at Mountain View Landscapes have so many gardening tips on this topic we felt the need to write a second article about it. After all, the more ways we can help your plants thrive, the better your landscape will look!

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How To Keep Plants Alive In The Summer Heat (Part Two)

Invest In Heat-Tolerant Plants

Unfortunately, many plants do not thrive in the heat, and thus do poorly in an outdoor landscape. To make the most of your time and energy, invest in plants that thrive in these blistering summer conditions. Examples include marigolds, zinnias, petunias, superbells, black-eyed susans, mealycup sage, and angelonia.

Space Plants Further Apart

Plants need more water during the summer months – and this can be very difficult to obtain if they’re having to compete for hydration. Space plants far enough away that they can have their own water source.

Pull The Weeds

Weeds are one of the most annoying obstacles for gardeners to overcome. However, being diligent about uprooting them can be extremely advantageous. Since weeds steal nutrition and hydration from existing plants, removing them can give your flowers a much greater amount to draw from.

Add The Mulch

Once the weeds are removed and the plants are spaced apart, add an extra layer of mulch or pine straw to help lock the moisture in (and keep the heat out). Apply a layer no deeper than 2-3 inches; this can extend the lifespan of your plants when temperatures heat up. Just remember that mulching does not remove the need to water your plants consistently.

Pile On The Nutrients

A healthy plant is much more tolerant of adverse weather conditions than an unhealthy plant. To boost your plants’ health, add nutritive coffee grounds or compost to your soil. Liquid feed (like Miracle Grow) can also encourage more flowers to bloom.

Water is a huge necessity for plants – especially in the summertime. And, with busy summer schedules and overwhelming work weeks, it can be tough to remember to water – let alone to water consistently and thoroughly.

That’s where an expert landscape irrigation system can come in handy. And at Mountain View Landscapes we design and install the best quality irrigation systems available.

We only use the highest-quality irrigation products in our systems – including controllers, valves and sprinkler heads. We tailor each system to the needs of your property, including soil texture, plant types, climate and weather patterns for your area.

We’ll even install a timer system and set it to work perfectly for your plants. Our efficient systems will save you time and money – not to mention the hassle of hand-watering!

We understand your landscape is part of your home. It adds value and enjoyment, and deserves to be taken care of! Let Mountain View Landscapes make that easier than ever. Contact us today for more information.


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