Summer is an exciting time for gardeners, with many plants coming into season and more beautiful days to spend in the garden. However, summer also brings higher temperatures, more hours of scorching sun, and pests that can affect your plants. Since summer can be harsh, your plants may need a little extra care to keep them happy and thriving all summer long. And while you may spend most of the summer enjoying time outside, don’t forget about your indoor plants too! They need some TLC as well to thrive throughout the summer.
At Easy Peasy Plants, we want to help you care for your plants, whether they are part of your indoor houseplant collection or your outdoor garden. No matter where your plants are growing, there are some summer tips to follow that can help ensure they continue to grow throughout the summer months. In this blog, we are going to give you summer plant care tips for your indoor and outdoor plants. Read on to learn more and get prepared to start giving your plants some extra care! Shop our collection of products to give your plants the nutrients they need to thrive!
Outdoor Plant Care Tips
When it comes to your outdoor garden, you can help keep your plants healthy and growing without spending all your free time in the garden. By following some simple tips, your garden will be thriving throughout the summer months.
While watering is a major part of keeping your plants alive and healthy, you don’t need to spend too much time doing it. By being smart about your watering habits, you can give your plants the water they need without having to spend too much time during the week watering your garden. Providing your plants with deep watering two to three times a week is a great rule to follow. By giving your plants plenty of water fewer times a week, you can help them thrive without the need to water them daily. Be sure to also pay attention to the rain. You can use a rain gauge to see how much water your plants are already getting and then plan your watering schedule around that.
Another thing to keep in mind is what time you water. It is best to water your plants in the morning. When you water in the evening, the warmth and moisture can stimulate the growth of fungus. Watering in the middle of the day, when it is the hottest, could lead to the soil absorbing the water faster, leaving less for your plants.
It is also a good idea to prune your garden regularly. If you notice parts of your plants that look diseased, damaged, or dead, cut them away to help improve the overall health of the plant. In addition to removing unhealthy parts of your plants, pest control is also necessary during the summer months. Once you notice a pest in your garden, is it best to do some research to find the best method of getting rid of it. Different types of pests can be dealt with in different ways, so do your research and keep your garden as pest-free as possible!
Since the summer can get extremely hot and the sun can be more intense, if your garden gets too much direct exposure to the sun, you will want to provide shade somehow. Whether you hang a tarp or use a tree for shade, your plants will thank you!
Finally, when it comes to your outdoor garden, feeding your plants with the nutrients they need during the summer can help them thrive. At Easy Peasy Plants, we offer a variety of fertilizers that can provide your plants with necessary nutrients. Our fertilizers are designed to help with fruit production, as well as a variety of other benefits. To keep your garden flourishing all summer long, be sure to add these fertilizers to your care routine!
Indoor Plant Care Tips
Indoor plant care during the summer is similar to caring for your plants in the spring, with one main difference. During the summer it is necessary to consider heat waves and follow a different set of plant care tips during these times.
When you experience heat waves during the summer months, there are some things you shouldn’t do in order to keep your plants healthy and happy.
During a heat wave, you shouldn’t:
- Fertilize your plants
- Repot your plants
- Prune your plant
During a heat wave, your plants can become stressed. Fertilizing, repotting, or pruning your plants while they are stressed can make it more difficult for them to survive and may cause them more stress. It is best to wait for temperatures to drop back down a bit and allow your plants to recover before performing these plant care tasks. With that being said, you shouldn’t avoid these plant care tasks altogether during the summer. They are still beneficial and can help your plants thrive, just be more aware of the temperature and when a heat wave is coming.
It can also be beneficial to know the signs of a stressed plant, allowing you to avoid stressing them out further. Some common signs include wilted leaves, foliage that turns from bright green to pale, rough brown or yellow patches on leaves or stems, and flowers or leaves yellowing and dropping off the plant. By understanding how to read stress in your plants, you can help keep them thriving during the summer.
Along with the tips of what you shouldn’t do, there are some things that you can do to help your indoor plants. When you water your plants, be sure to water deeply and slowly, allowing the soil to absorb the water. By letting the water absorb in the soil and watering your plants deeply, you can ensure that they don’t dry out. However, you still want to be sure not to overwater your plants!
Many houseplants also like humidity. To help your high-humidity plants happy, get a spray bottle and mist them frequently during periods of heat. Misting your plants can help them look healthier and grow better.
While you should avoid fertilizing your plants during heat waves, giving your plants the nutrients they need during the summer is important, just make sure you wait until a heat wave has passed. Easy Peasy Plants offers a variety of indoor plant food products that can help your plants thrive!
Follow these summer care tips and be sure to shop through our collections of high-quality fertilizers and plant food products. Get in touch with our team with any questions about plant care or our products!