It takes more than a green thumb to keep your plants flourishing in the sweltering Nevada climate. You need to take all the proper steps to ensure that your plants remain healthy. Check out a few summer gardening tips to keep your plants thriving in the Vegas heat.
Keep Plants Hydrated
How often should you water your plants? This is a question that every gardener asks at some point, and in the desert, it’s even more critical. Your plants need to hydrate as you do. Choose a water-absorbent soil variety to keep things from drying out. Consider the amount of reflective heat there is where your garden is located. Gardens that are shaded will create less heat and reflection, whereas a concrete edging will bounce the heat from the sun directly into your plants.
There’s no hard and fast rule about how often to water your plants, but essentially, your soil should have the texture of a sponge that’s been wrung out. Drip irrigation is the best watering method, and it can save you time and money in the long run.
What To Do Daily
Check your plants daily to make sure the soil is at the proper moisture level. Examine the leaves to make sure they don’t seem dried or blighted. Prune your plants as needed to stop overgrowth and interference with other plants in your garden. Examine your irrigation system once every few weeks to make sure it’s still functioning properly. Monitor and remove weeds and unwanted growth.
Choose the Right Plants for the Climate
Avoid tropical and subtropical plants, as these require plenty of moisture in the air to thrive, and they don’t do well in the desert climate. Cactuses require low maintenance and come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Many of them even grow beautiful flowers, and some like aloe and agave have practical uses.
Honeysuckle is fragrant and grows in a variety of climates. Echinacea is another charming choice: rosemary, myoporum, pindo palm, and a wide variety of ornamental grasses.
Work With a Qualified Landscaper
Of course, the best way to get your garden blossoming is to take advice from a qualified, experienced landscaper. For more guidance, contact Centerpoint Landscaping today!