The hobby of growing flowers and plants is one of the most popular pastimes in the world. The right way to maintain and cultivate flowers and plants in your home, apartment, or workplace may be unknown to many people.
Flowers and plants require special care and maintenance throughout the year, regardless of their geographic location. Summer and warmer weather require us to also pay attention to maintaining the plants’ freshness and health, because the summer season is the best time for plants to grow.
Sunlight should be in an appropriate amount:
The growth process of plants requires light. Houseplants, on the other hand, do not require direct sunlight. During the hot hours of the day, too much light causes the plant to wilt. In the middle of the day, move the plants to a far place or draw the curtains to prevent the light from shining directly on them. The plant benefits from sunlight passing through the net curtain.
The importance of proper watering cannot be overstated:
It is best to water plants in the morning or at night. However, experts recommend watering at sunset. In dark weather, water easily penetrates the ground and reaches the roots of plants. A large percentage of water is evaporated by the sun and absorbed by the plant during the day. It is best to water the plant twice a day on hot days. As a result, you can water the plant once in the morning and once in the evening in this case.
Adjust the temperature as follows:
Plants cannot tolerate high temperatures, just as humans cannot. Experts recommend that plants have a temperature of at least 5°C and a maximum of 45°C. For indoor plants, however, a temperature of 10 to 40 degrees is very suitable. Plants may tolerate temperatures outside this range, but after a short time, they become depressed and dull. As a result, fresh plants require the right temperature and humidity.
Special food is needed for plants:
Fertilizer is suitable food for plants. Fertilizing plants is best done in spring and summer, when the plants are growing and need nutrition. Whenever the plant’s conditions are poor, you should feed it with appropriate fertilizer. Otherwise, fertilization is only done in spring and summer, when irrigation is higher. Furthermore, if you have just changed the pot of the plant, you do not need to fertilize for several months. In spite of the fact that chemical fertilizers are very beneficial for plants, especially during the growing season, do not fertilize them during the peak of the summer.
What is the recommended amount of fertilizer for plants?
Many people fertilize only when they change pots, or if they have a garden, they only fertilize their plants in the spring, which is a mistake. Most plants require feeding every two to four weeks during the summer and when they are growing. Feeding less frequently at less intervals is better than feeding more frequently at irregular intervals. Fertilizers that are slowly absorbed are only suitable for outdoor plants. A plant’s size and age determine how much fertilizer it needs.
Feed your plants sparingly:
In spite of the fact that the summer season is the time when plants grow, too much feeding can cause damage to them. Food is not always necessary for plants, and sometimes too much food can harm them. The effects of too much food are visible if the plant’s growth is low in the summer or if burnt spots are observed around and in the center of the leaves, as well as the leaves are withered or have white salt spots.
Fertilize with liquid fertilizer:
You can buy liquid fertilizer at flower and plant sales centers, which is ideal for feeding houseplants and small gardens. In the opinion of many experts, liquid fertilizer is the best way to feed the plant because it nourishes all plant systems. Moreover, liquid fertilizer can be adjusted according to the plant’s growth in summer. Watering the plant before using this fertilizer will improve its performance.
As with liquid fertilizers, water-soluble powders can also be used to fertilize plants after watering them. These soluble powders are the best way to refresh your plant quickly when it looks wilted in summer.
Pruning should not be done at the desired time:
The summer season is not the best time to prune the plant, even though pruning produces new leaves. To prune leaves that are yellow, one color, or dry due to heat, excessive watering, and dry air, you should wait until the normal time and conditions.
Keep an eye out for burning plants:
In summer, the sun is very strong and the days are very hot. Watering in the sunlight causes the water droplets on the leaves of the plants to act as a magnifying glass and the sunlight shines on the plant with more power, resulting in parts of the leaf cells to burn, gradually killing the plant. It damages them and prevents them from growing. You should pay more attention to plants such as roses if you are watering them under the sun because black spots can appear on them.
Plant pots should not be changed:
Most of the time, the leaves are damaged due to the high heat on very hot days, and if the pot is changed on these days, the plant will be more shocked.