Summer is the season of bees and flowers. The sun helps plants extract their needed nutrients from the soil. It helps the fruits and vegetables ripen, and the leaves grow. However, too much sun can be daunting as it can have a negative influence on your landscape.
The first reason why summer sun can be so hard on your plants is that scorching heat makes leaves turn yellow and die. Heat is good only in the presence of water. Without enough moisture, plants aren’t able to counteract the heat, so they end up by getting dried. This is why you need to think about having a good irrigation system in your garden if you want to enjoy a luxuriant landscape throughout the whole summer.
As foliage dies, the sun rays fall directly on the soil, drying it and creating cracks. All grass is also going to be affected, as it also requires water in order to be able to withstand the direct action of the sun. Unfortunately, this dryness can affect the soil for a very long time. Depleted by nutrients, it won’t be able to support the formation and development of the young generation of plants in the spring, thus influencing the look of your garden. This is why many people use compost and other methods of improving the quality of the soil from one summer to the other. Such actions are vital for the plants, so they should be taken into consideration by all landowners who care about their property. If you want to see how drought can affect the landscape of a region, you can simply perform an online search and browse through some images. You’ll probably be terrified of what you’re going to see.
Urban residents are also affected by the summer sun, as the asphalt can melt and change its shape under the direct action of intense sun rays. This can lead to irregularities as tree roots are going to become visible through the layer of asphalt on the sidewalks. Besides, concrete has the ability to store the heat and send it back into the air, thus raising the temperature at the ground level. This is a problem for everyone, as this effect is going to create various health issues and hazards.
Last but not least, even if you had excellent irrigation systems to counteract the summer sun, you have to be aware that watering your plants when they are already heated is a very bad idea. The leaves are going to be affected by the water drops evaporating under the intense heat, thus becoming stained. The right way to water your plants is by pouring water directly on the soil. Moreover, this has to be done early in the morning, before the plants get too hot. If you have a garden, or you simply want a good looking backyard, you should consider using these tips, as they can prevent your plants from getting deteriorated under the action of the merciless summer sun.
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