August is statistically one of the hottest months out of the year, and that means a few things for you & your home.
Warmer temperatures make for impromptu dips in the pool, but there are other things that also need a cooling off too — your plants! With the sun constantly beating down on them, they get thirsty and need to stay hydrated to survive.
There are a few things you should note and implement into your daily routine during the hot months of summer.
It’s important to water your plants at the right time. Too early, and the sun might evaporate the water before it’s been soaked in. The optimal time to give your plants a spritz is after 4 pm, and before 8 pm. With the sun not directly overhead, it won’t pose as much of a threat as it might earlier in the day. This way, your plants and grass can soak up all of their necessary nutrients.
As a proactive solution, you can add a layer of mulch on top of the dirt already there. While this looks new and fresh, there are two main benefits to mulch. For starters, it will help cover weeds who are looking for sun, and taking away the nutrients from your plant — even the water! Additionally, the layer added on top will aid in holding moisture in the soil, which prevents your plant from running out and drying out.
In addition to maintaining them yourself, sometimes you need professional help with your landscaping. If the job is too much for one person, Ambrosio Landscape Solutions is here to assist with anything you might need.
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