Plants may not have ears, eyes, hands or an ability to speak, but they suffer from the heat as well as humans. So, as the summer heat bears down on you, you devise all sorts of ingenious ways to stave off dehydration. You alternate between wearing caps and carrying umbrellas. You even invest in a swimming pool and air-conditioning, all because you can’t stand it. But have you ever considered the plight of your budding petunias. Are they safe?
Just as we sweat, plants transpire through their pores as well. Dehydration can lead to your rosebush and other shrubbery to run dry. To avoid this, you need to figure out ways to keep your yard cool in the summer.
Landscaping doesn’t have to be unpredictable. There are a few quick fixes you can implement immediately with amazing results.
- Canopies and umbrellas. A reasonable investment or rental option, they have the added benefit of great flexibility, as they can be placed wherever it suits you.
- Sprinkling regularly. This works wonders, but is usually recommended for home owners who have a certain degree of permanency. You don’t want to overdo the sprinkling, as you’ll have to deal with humidity.
- Misting. As an additive to sprinkling or a product on its own, a misting system produces instant, cool steam at preset intervals. These units are cheap and easy to install.
Staying cool in the summer is the best way to enjoy the season and have some backyard fun. Don’t let the heat be a barrier to your summer; follow these hints and contact Hidden Creek Landscaping today for more suggestions.