● Water Responsibly: During the hot summer, it’s natural to think that giving your plants as much water as possible is the best. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. While your plants might need more water in the summer, overwatering them can damage them leading to root rot, diseases, and other ailments. You can check if your plants need water by:
● Checking the soil to see if it still feels moist or even invest in an inexpensive soil moisture sensor.
● Paying attention to timing can really help. For example, you can water the plants in the early morning which can help reduce water evaporation. Pay attention to the weather as well. If it hasn’t rained in a while, chances are your plants are going to be thirsty.
● Prevent Pests with Nature: Herbicides and pesticides are great, but sometimes can be a little harsh, especially if you’re working with a garden. Nature has ways of taking care of itself. For example, if your plants get infested with aphids, mites, or whiteflies get a slew of ladybugs. These pests are delicious meals for ladybugs and their larvae.