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Right way to save your plants

Right way to save your plants
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The mercury levels are soaring by the day. Is your landscape ready to face the sweltering heat? An extremely dry summer can be hard on your plants and...

The mercury levels are soaring by the day. Is your landscape ready to face the sweltering heat? An extremely dry summer can be hard on your plants and their roots. Before it takes a real toll on your garden, shield them and be their staunch protector. Summer may affect greens, resulting in plants drying up.

The best way to know what type of precautionary measure you should take for plants is by knowing their individual needs. The more you know the better off your plants will be.
One of the best and most effective things you can do is to protect plants from heat and drought is to mulch (a layer of soil applied to retain the moisture) around them. That might not seem like a real news flash; but what most people don't realise is that high temperatures kill roots. While this season is not the ideal time to plant as many suggests, there are some simple techniques that can help plants.
Water is plant's best friend during the blazing heat of summer. It is time to evaluate what type of system will preserve your plants.
Is it as efficient as it could be? Marcel Nicholas, a core member of Nature’s Army Organisation says, “In winters you don't need a lot of supplemental irrigation but when the temperature begins to climb and rain is not on the horizon, understanding soil will be getting a lot more use.
You want to make sure the water penetrates through the mulch layer and can reach the roots”. “If watering and mulching are not doing enough to keep your plants cool enough to continue producing, consider shading the plants.
Some temporary shade will help protect seedlings until they settle in”, he adds. Monica Rachel Mackness, a green collar worker, says, “The best method to keep the moisture of plants during summer is to choose the right soil.
So, either you can opt for red soil or black soil, which is rich in nutrients and helps the plant giving the right nourishment.” How to get there You can get to Manali in Kullu valley from Chandigarh by State Transport buses, Volvo Buses or buses run by Travel Agents. Agents also offer package deals which include accommodation and sightseeing.
The travel time is around 7 to 8 hours Distance Hadimba Temple is hardly three kilometres from the bus station in Manali Accomodation Hotel accommodations of all categories are available. The rates would depend on which time of the year you are visiting.
Shopping There isn’t much to shop except for the Pashmina stoles and shawls which can be bought from Kullu. With the scorching summer heat threatening to affect your much loved garden, a little care and precaution can go a long way in saving your plants HOME WISE FUNNY SIDE UP Right way to save your plants Hadimba Temple amidst the Deodar trees Skeleton heads at the entrance of Hadimba Temple

Tips to follow
  • Evaluate your water use scenario, water your garden and shrubs early in the morning Use shade cloth or protective row covers, give some temporary shade to protect seedlings
  • Install a screen in between the fence and the plants to block heat Choose the right soil to boost moisture
  • Consider transplanting to a better area, turn into indoor plants if they are able to survive such a change
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