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Protecting your plants from the sun

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One way people escape the blistering sun is gardening and we all know the damage too much time in the sun can do if you're not careful. We can protect ourselves by putting on light clothing or sunblock but it's not that simple for plants. Which raises the question of how can you protect your garden from getting sunburned? 

According to garden therapy.com, one way to protect your plants from the sun is to put a thick layer of mulch on them, which protects the roots from the heat. Straw, pine needles, and grass clippings make good mulch, and its cheap too. Another way to prevent heat stress and protect your plants from the direct sunlight is a shade cloth or row cover. The Electric City Conservatory tells us there's one thing essential to all life forms that will protect your plants from dying and that's water.

Debbie Ciganik said, "just give them water especially in this heat just like people we need to be hydrated you know water but sometimes when it's really hot you might have to water morning and night just depending on where they are at around your house and how much sun they are getting."

Garden therapy said heat waves can quickly pull the moisture right out of the soil and dehydrate shallow roots. Watering early in the morning ensures that roots are amply hydrated before the oppressive heat of the day begins. This also prevents heat stress, which is basically sunburn for your plants that occurs when the sun gets to its apex and plant's leaves are just too brittle to fight off the sun. 


 

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