In general heat and a lack of rain dries out the soil and scorches plant material – so here are 7 tips to help your garden survive the heat:
1. Be prepared
Keep an ear out for the weather reports and, if heatwave conditions are predicted, take some simple precautions. Apply as much water as you can in the evening or morning before the temperature rises. Take special care of potted plants and young seedlings. Erect some temporary shade or spray Yates® Waterwise™ DroughtShield onto very vulnerable plants. Yates® Waterwise™ DroughtShield is a polymer layer that provides protection from heat, salt, wind and water loss.
Temporary shelters made from shade cloth or even a beach umbrella erected to shield vulnerable plants can help them through the worst of the heat wave.
Watch this video to see how Yates Waterwise™ Droughtshield works: