Tips For Looking After Your Garden During a Heatwave
As temperatures across the world are increasing at an alarming rate, we are likely to experience a lot more heatwaves. It can be hard for countries that aren’t used to hot weather, like the UK, to cope. Heat stroke is unfortunately common, and life-threatening, so you must drink plenty of water, keep out of the sun and stay as cool as possible. Apart from ourselves, another thing we must take care of is our garden. Read on for tips on how to do this during a heatwave.
My first tip is to get an irrigation system if you don’t already, so that you don’t have to water the plants yourself. This will prevent you from having to go outside in the sun and heat, and risk getting heat exhaustion. You can set a timer on the system so that it waters the entire garden automatically. When looking for Water Irrigation Systems, visit Irrigationuk.com to find the right one for your garden.
Whether you decide to get an irrigation system or not, only water your garden at specific times such as the early morning, and at night, in order to avoid hours of peak sunlight. This is because watering the plants whilst they are in the hot sun, can scorch them. An irrigation system can be good for this as you can set the time to water the plants after you have gone to bed.
Lastly, get rid of the crane flies, also known as daddy-long-legs, that eat the roots of the grass. These larvae come out of the ground in late summer and can cause large brown patches in your grass by preventing growth. You can use a nematode treatment after a sprinkler session which will naturally kill the grubs.