As the weather temperature becomes unpredictable, maintain your plants’ curb appeal by following these tips!
1. Keep moisture in.
It’s not just your skin that needs moisturizing. Plants and the soil it’s planted in also need to keep the moisture intact so that your plants don’t dry up. By keeping your soil moisturized, you’ll also fortify it against invasive and opportunistic insects and pests. Do this by keeping a watering schedule.
2. Succulents also get sunburned.
While most succulents thrive in full sunlight, they also experience sunburn. When they do, you’ll notice dark spots, and dry leaves that may simply fall off. To avoid getting bald succulents, move them to a shaded place after sometime.
3. Snip dry leaves off the branch.
Make way for new leaves by trimming dry ones. Not only will you get a blooming plant, you can also use the dry leaves as ingredients for your mulch.
4. Mulch to keep the moisture in.
As temperatures rise up, your soil dries up and your nutrient supply gets depleted. To protect your soil against harsh sunlight, cover the soil around your plants with mulch. From dried leaves to grass clippings, kitchen scraps and even shredded newspaper, combine these and spread it on the perimeter of your garden. This will greatly improve your soil texture and keep your soil from drying up.
5. Make sure your pots have proper water irrigation systems.
That might sound a lot but it just means make sure your pots have ways of letting go of excess water. While you don’t want your plants dying of thirst, you also don’t want them drowning in excess water. Choose porous clay pots or if you have ceramic ones, make sure it has little holes where water can easily flow out.