With the arrival of heat, your terrace and garden must be prepared for the high temperatures and the sun potency. June is the official start of summer, and it comes with time to enjoy our green spaces in the fresh air at the end of each afternoon, but not before making sure they have enough humidity and are healthy thanks to the materials and tools you can find in Agrojardín.
It is time to shorten the watering frequency so the increased temperatures don’t harm our plants. Make sure the soil is never completely dry and adjust the watering to each plant in order to prevent the appearance of pests and diseases.
- For your indoor plants – water every two or three days, depending on the soil humidity, always first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon.
- For your outdoor garden – as a general rule, it will be necessary to water every morning, especially if the temperatures are already high and rains have passed, although you should not water excessively.
In case of spending the holidays away from home, the ideal is to use products such as gels, or to plan automatic watering, according to the time your plants will be alone.
Time to clean up your crops
Spend some of your time removing dry and diseased branches, as well as epicormic branches from shrubs and rose bushes, so your plants grow strong and healthy. Also, you can plant petunias, dahlias, begonias, carnations or sunflowers, which will bloom during the summer.
- For your indoor plants – focus on removing dry flowers and dead branches.
- For your outdoor garden – remove weeds from the flowerbeds and reduce the volume of climbing plants.
The key element: compost
During this month, we will have to fertilize both indoor and outdoor plants, since we are in a growing season. We will fertilize our outdoor plants making sure not to burn them, and we will add liquid fertilizer to our indoor plants.
- For your indoor plants – remove the surface of the pots to take away plant debris, and add new substrate on top.
- For your outdoor garden – fertilize regularly to ensure the flowers receive the proper nutrients.
Protect against heat strokes
High temperatures and the potency of the summer sun are always a threat to the life of your gardens. A heat stroke can kill a plant quickly, especially if it is herbaceous, the most sensitive to its effects.
Sometimes, even though the substrate is wet, the rate of water loss through the leaves is bigger than root absorption. The problem is aggravated when the ambient humidity is low. To reverse these effects, hydrate and refresh the plant as soon as possible, watering and spraying it. The key is in short, but frequent waterings.
With these tips, your spaces will be prepared for long sunny days and good weather. Now sit back and enjoy the vital and floral explosion phenomenon that a well groomed garden offers.