As summer rolls in with its heavy humidity and heat, all you can think about is hitting the water and perhaps grabbing a piňa colada.
The summer heat takes its toll on plants as well, so make sure you are giving your outdoor plants a good drink daily during the summer heat. Here’s how:
Tips for Watering Outdoor Plants
- Water early in the morning or later in the evening when it is cooler.
- Water the top of the soil evenly, not just at the base of the plant and not the foliage. Wet leaves can promote plant diseases and fungus.
- Cover the soil in your outdoor potted plants with several inches of mulch, such as bark or pine needles. This will help retain water and keep the soil cool so the roots do not get too dry.
Speaking of water, one of my favorite flowers grows in water! The Water Lily, gorgeous and unique, is currently on display through October 21st at The New York Botanical Garden’s Exhibition Monet’s Garden. If you have a chance, a little summer day trip is a delight and will spark your love for these water-loving beauties. Then hit the beach and take the advice of the Water Lily, and take a plunge yourself! Happy splashes!
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