Late summer in Maryland can be intensely hot. If it’s uncomfortable for you, imagine how your plants feel. Here are some tips for helping plants survive the late-summer heat.
Choose Your Plants
If you want your beautiful Maryland to survive the rest of the summer, then you need to be selective about the plants you have. Talk to a landscaping partner you can trust, such as Atlantic Maintenance Group, about what sorts of plants are best suited to thrive in this heat. It’s a good thing that the weather is starting to cool off as fall approaches – because you’ll have even more choices for plants that you can include.
As hard as it is to believe, tropical plants may start to wilt and die off in too much heat. The effects of sunburn can cause that beautiful green to start turning yellow and brown. Still, if you know what to look for, you can spot problems and stop them from getting worse.
Get the Soil Ready
Pay more attention to the soil. Your soil is one of the most important parts of your landscape. Your soil can also help shelter your plants from the incredible heat of summer. However, you’ll need to test the acidity of your soil and determine how many nutrients are left this late in the season. You also need to figure out how much clay and sand is in your soil, as those can affect the growth rate of your plants.
Use Some Mulch
Mulch is another great way to protect your landscape and your plants from the heat. You can put up the three inches of mulch over the roots of your plants and the wet soil you’ve provided them with. Mulch also helps to make your yard look better, so feel free to spread the mulch around your trees, in your gardens, and on top of brand new plants.
Provide Some Shade
After working on your landscape all day, you’re going to be tired and sweaty. Once you get back to work, consider how you can use your shade to help your plants live longer. The summer heat and sunlight can harm your plants. Fences and hardscape features make great shady spots for your plants, so you should figure out how to make the most of them.
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