Is Your Garden Prepared for the Summer Heat?
Summer is quickly approaching, and so is the heat that comes with it. So, how prepared is your garden to survive the heatwaves from summer? Is your plant selection water-wise and heat resilient? In this article, our team of landscape design and construction in Sydney gathered practical tips that you can do during the rest of spring to prepare your garden for the summer heat. So keep on reading to keep your garden alive and vibrant!
Work on the roots
Your plants’ roots are the key element for their survival during the heat. If the roots cannot get enough water or moisture, your plant will start wilting, which is a sign that your plant is already out of the nutrients and water it needs. To have strong roots, they must be able to grow as deep down as they can. So how can you help the roots to reach down? It all has to do with how you water your plants and garden. Most people water their garden in the evenings to use less water because it doesn’t evaporate, but using less water means that it stays closer to the surface. Therefore it moves the roots to continue growing more on the surface level. Changing your water schedule can do wonders, do the watering of the garden early morning and use plenty of water. The water will reach a lot deeper on the soil, and the excess moisture on the surface will evaporate with the sun. As a result, the roots will change their paths to grow deeper down where the water is. Once the roots are as deep as they can, your plants will do a lot better during the summer heat.
Keep in mind that the abundance of water can also develop fungus that could damage your plants, so make sure that there will be enough sun on the day when you use abundant water. On cloudy days is better that you use less water to prevent mould from appearing.