Not all plants tolerate heat and lots of sun. But with the right tips, hydrangeas, vegetables and the like can survive the height of summer.
The more sun, the better – that’s the motto for many. But even if people like to spend hours in the sun, this is not healthy. And also for plants too much heat can cause irreparable damage.
Heat in the garden: tips for protecting plants
Even the most magnificent garden faces a challenge when confronted with prolonged heat in summer, Because even plants like petunias, geraniums or Lantana, which love the blazing sun, need a break at some point.
But with a few tricks and proper planning, you don’t have to dread hot days. These tips can help:
Protect plants in the garden from heat: Mulch can prevent the worst from happening
Trees: The more trees you have in your garden, the more shade they provide. The maple-leaved plane tree, trumpet tree, silk acacias or lilac bushes have a particularly shady crown.
Watering: As a rule of thumb, your garden needs twice as much water during periods of extreme heat as it does during normal conditions. It is important that you water the plants properly so that the soil is properly wet. When watering again, do not wait until the soil is completely dry again, as this can be exhausting for the plants.
Ivy on the house facade: Ivy not only insulates your house, so that the heat does not penetrate properly inside. The evergreen plant also provides good air quality in the garden and has a cooling effect.
Mulching: If you scatter bark mulch at the base of plants, it will protect them from sunlight. Young shoots of plants in particular can benefit from this protection. Don’t plant too close together: The more distance between plants, the more air will get through to them.