Summer in New York can be quite a challenge for plants. As temperatures soar and the humidity increases, many plants that do not thrive in warmer weather are at risk of wilting or drying out. It is essential for gardeners to take extra steps to protect their plants from the heat and humidity during this time of year. At Bengerts Greenhouses, we understand how challenging it can be to keep your plants healthy during the summer months and want to offer some helpful tips on how you can extend your plant life.
Tips and Tricks
First, it’s important to know what type of environment each of your plants needs. Some species are more resilient than others when it comes to intense heat and require less maintenance when exposed to high temperatures while other species need special care and attention when the weather gets hot. With a little research, you can figure out the best way to take care of your plants in the summer months.
Next, make sure that your plants are receiving adequate water and nutrients. In warmer weather, it is important to ensure that soil remains moist so that none of your plants become dried out or wilted due to lack of moisture. Take time to check on them every day or two and water as needed—this is especially important if there has been a period of extreme heat. Additionally, some plants may require additional fertilizer during this time; depending on their needs, you may need to supplement their nutrition with a natural liquid fertilizer or an organic compost mix.
Finally, look for ways to help your plants cool down. If you’re growing them indoors, make sure they have plenty of ventilation and access to indirect sunlight. For outdoor plants, provide extra shade in the form of a tarp or mesh netting stretched over their area; this will prevent them from getting too much direct sunlight and protect them from the effects of extreme heat.
How We Can Help
At Bengerts Greenhouses, we offer a variety of products that can help you keep your plants safe during the summer months. From windbreaks and shade cloths that can be used outdoors to greenhouses and raised beds for indoor gardens, our selection is designed to ensure that your plants stay healthy and thriving throughout the season. We also sell natural fertilizers and other supplies specifically tailored for use in hot, humid environments.
No matter what type of plants you are caring for during the summer months, Bengerts Greenhouses can provide the products and knowledge needed to help them survive and thrive. With a little extra effort and care, your plants can make it through this season unscathed. Stop by our store today to find out how we can help protect your plants from the summer heat!