Texas summers can be scorching hot, which means your garden may need some extra TLC to survive. Luckily, there are some methods you can use to keep them healthy and strong!
You may need to increase your watering during the summer to keep your plants hydrated. But, touch the soil first to ensure the plant really needs it. Early morning watering will help, too, as water will evaporate more slowly in cooler temperatures.
Mulch can help conserve water, reduce direct sunlight and keep weeds down. You can find mulch at your local nursery
Pay attention to the plant’s sun and shade requirements
It may benefit your plants to shade them during the hottest times of the day. There are lots of shading structures available for any size garden. Just be sure not to cover your plants too closely – it can keep helpful bugs out and trap heat in.
Acclimate your plants to the heat
If you have new plants, especially potted plants, put them in the shade before moving them into the sun to help them get acclimated to the hot climate.
Don’t give up
Just because your plants look sad, doesn’t mean they are dead! Keep caring for them and they will regain their strength!