Record breaking heat is hard on us, imagine what’s going on with your plant. Here are some helpful tips to provide them relief:
- If your plants are turning yellow, place shade cloth over the plants until temperatures are in the 90s.
- Since we haven’t receive any significant rainfall, water your established plants (plants that have been in the ground for over three years). Water them deeply.
- Any cactus or succulents in containers, should be watered a couple times a week. Or move containers in an area that receives morning sun or afternoon shade until temperatures moderate.
- Do not prune or fertilize your desert plants. When it’s hot like it has been, let your plants make it through the hot summer, by not encouraging new growth.
- Mulch around your desert trees, shrubs, perennials and vines. At least 2 to 3 inches thick but keep mulch away from the base of the stems.