Friday, 26 April 2013

How to care for your garden in summer? - Black & Decker, India

With the summer heat beating down upon us, our green friends too suffer at the hands of the harsh sunlight. Here are a few tips to save your plants from getting sun-damaged:

Shifting the planters to a place where the heat doesn't beat down as fiercely-too much of sunlight can cause the plant to wilt. Provide a shade above or shift the pots to a shady place where the amount of sunlight is just right.

Using a water spray can be effective in two ways-one the water can seep through the mulch and penetrate deep into the roots and two, this also saves precious amount of water in the season of water scarcity.

Watering the plants early in the morning or late in the evening will reduce the amount of water lost due to evaporation.  Also, watering deeply rather than frequently will ensure more water penetration and this is especially true for grass lawns.

Providing more mulch through dried twigs, leaves, etc will help the soil to remain moist. Mulch also provides the extra fertilizer needed for the plants.

Plants need more fertilizer during summer and by composting at home, one can provide the rich and organic fertilizer to the plants. Tips to effectively compost at home can be found here.

Regular pruning and trimming of hedges, shrubs and plants must be done to avoid excess water transpiration. In addition, the plants look better cared for and thrive better.

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