Gardening During the Hottest Days of Summer
When we are in the dog days of summer, there is one thing that always rings true and that is…it is HOT.
It’s not just HOT it is over 100 degrees where we are located and there are certain times during the day when you can comfortably go outside without overheating.
If you are wanting to know what it takes to keep up with your garden during the hottest days of summer then you found the right place.
Let’s get to the skinny of gardening ideas for home in the Summer.
When it comes to gardening there are some safety precautions to take for not only your garden but also for yourself.
Gardening Safety For Yourself During Hot Days at Home
How to Keep Yourself Safe While Gardening at home in the Summer:
–Keep cool by placing cold and wet bandanas around your neck
–Wear a hat
The goal is to keep your body’s temperature down and to stay hydrated.
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Your garden will also start showing signs of heat stress in the forms of droopy leaves and browning.
Caretaking for Your Home Garden During the Summer
Tips to protecting your garden during extreme heat in the Summer:
–Water more, whether you mist twice a day or every three days check the soil and make sure it is retaining moisture
–Watch for Summer insects, use Neem Oil or Diatomaceous Earth to protect your plants from summer bugs eating them up
–Protect your garden using sun shades, this will help protect your leaves from the UV rays so they don’t turn brown and keep your plants cooler during the hottest times of the day
Just a friendly reminder, Fall is around the corner, and now is the time to start thinking about your Fall Garden. We are here to help, download our FREE Seed Planting Cheat Sheet for Fall