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How to protect plants from the summer heat and why constant watering is the worst solution

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How to protect plants from the summer heat. Source: freepik.com

Summer heat is a real challenge not only for people but also for plants. High temperatures and the scorching sun can cause significant damage to your garden.

If you don't take action, you may face wilted plants or even their death. But don't worry because Parker Pastures has some ingenious techniques to help save crops from the heat.

When the air temperature rises, people start watering their plants more often because they think it will help them feel better. However, you need to be careful with this. Excessive moisture promotes fungal diseases, leaches nutrients from the soil, and can lead to root rot.

To know if you need to water your garden or not, you can use a moisture meter. By inserting this simple device into the soil, you can check whether your crops need water or are sufficiently moistened.

How to protect plants from the summer heat and why constant watering is the worst solution

Mulching

Mulching is a method that improves soil structure throughout the year. In hot weather, it keeps the root temperature moderate and allows the soil to better retain moisture. This not only helps keep plants in a cooler environment but also reduces the need for frequent watering.

For most crops, 5-7 cm of mulch is sufficient.

How to protect plants from the summer heat and why constant watering is the worst solution

Shade sail

To protect your crops from the heat, you can also use a shade sail or netting. It will diffuse light and protect your garden and vegetable garden from harmful UV radiation.

You can install stakes or posts around the beds and attach the fabric to them, creating a kind of shelter.

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