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How To Take Care Of Plants During Oregon’s Dry Summers

Aug 15, 2016Lawn maintenance

It’s so important to know how to take care of plants, especially during Oregon’s dry summers.

Oregon is experiencing a particularly dry summer this year, and with dry summers often come shriveled, dying plants. However, this doesn’t have to be the case – the key is to plan ahead and work with your yard, rather than against it, in order to see the best results.

Here are some tips that will help your yard and lawn stay beautiful, even without the moisture.

How To Take Care Of Plants During Oregon’s Dry Summers

Invest In Plants That Need Less Water: Certain plants, such as daylilies, echinacia, and rudbeckia thrive when there’s less moisture. By planting these, you can add color and life back into your yard without the hefty water bills.

Help Existing Plants Thrive: Make sure to be consistently maintaining your plants (timely weeding, watering, and pruning) in order for them to thrive during the hot summer. In addition, adding a few inches of organic soil helps plants flourish.

Add Mulch Annually: Adding mulch to your soil is a great way to keep the soil’s temperature down and moisture locked in. It also prevents weeds from sprouting, which is great for you as well as for your plants.

Maximize Your Watering Efficiency: It can be extremely helpful to water your plants deeply once a month, which will encourage a deeper, more extensive root system. It’s also important to ensure you have a well-functioning irrigation system that is helping your plants thrive in the heat.

It can be difficult to know if you have the right type of irrigation system for your particular landscape (or to know if it’s functioning at its highest potential). Luckily, our Mountain View Landscapes team is highly trained in knowing which systems will work the best for your plants’/lawn’s specific needs. Our residential and commercial yard maintenance packages provide you with year-round lawn care that helps your grass stay green and your plants to flourish all summer long (even in the dry heat!). Contact us today and we’ll help you get the yard you always dreamed of!


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