As summer goes by, an increase in temperature is expected. If you are having doubts the plants in your landscape can survive the heat, here are some ways of cooling off your garden soil.
Mulch is one of the easiest ways to manage soil temperature. It can cool the soil and can prevent frost from getting to the roots. It is also a great way to boost the moisture level in your garden. You can use grass clippings, hay, or old leaves combined with old newspaper as a mulch option.
Regular and consistent watering is also a great way of cooling off your soil. Maintaining moist soil conditions would require hard work but will benefit your plants. Just take note to follow proper watering for your plants. Overwatering can only cause more problems!
Provide Shade Trellis
If you have climbing plants/vines, building a trellis is one great way to provide natural shade to your garden. Trellises are often set up slanted to provide maximum shade where needed.
Good Soil and Crop Management
Doing proper maintenance work like crop rotation, cover cropping, and composting will eventually make your soil and plants healthy. Healthy plants can better tolerate hot weather compared to those who are already struggling.
As you already know, gardening can be challenging. It requires effort and time. Hot weather can be tough for both you and your plants. Make sure to keep yourself dehydrated and wear proper clothing to protect yourself from the heat. How do you expect to protect your garden from the summer heat if you can’t protect yourself, right?
If you want to share some summer gardening tips, drop them in the comments section.