As July turns into August, we can expect to experience some more scorching temperatures. Make no mistake – the dog days of summer are coming. Even though there are bound to be some cooler days, you’ve got to be mindful of sun damage. You know how you should wear sunscreen? Your plants could also use something along those lines. Here is a look at some ways to prevent sun damage from ruining your plants!
Find the Right Plants
Your Maryland home is likely going to be enhanced by the kinds of flowers and plants you use to decorate the landscape. To do that, you’re going to need to find the right plants. The team here at Atlantic Maintenance Group will be more than happy to help you select the right plants for your landscape. Did you know that even tropical plants aren’t immune to sun damage? It’s true – they can wilt under such intense heat. You’ll know sunscald when you see it, mainly because the affected plant withers and turns either yellow or brown. If you can recognize the signs, then you might be able to help save your plants in time.
Get the Soil Ready
We recommend getting the soil ready. After all, the soil is where the plants live, and it is also what keeps the roots safe from wind and sun. First off, perform a pH test to see how acidic or basic your soil is. It might need an infusion of nutrients. Then you’ll also want to find out how much sand and clay content there is in your soil.
Add Plenty of Mulch
Be sure to add plenty of mulch. Even if you don’t like the way it smells, there’s no denying how beneficial using mulch can be. It shades the soil, improving moisture retention while improving the aesthetic value of your landscape. Want everything to look manicured and beautiful? Then it’s time to get your hands on some mulch.
Make Use of Shade
Lastly, do what you can to make use of the shade you have around your yard. This is part of the reason why having trees shading your lawn and landscape is so important. Fences and hardscaping features also help.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.