Summer is definitely here in Arizona. With 100+ degree weather in Tucson, best cialis we’re all feeling the heat. And, so are your plants.
Even though plants are adapted to our desert summers, they still can suffer the effects of too much heat and sun. What to look for to know that your plants are not doing well:
- Brown leaves
- Wilted flowers and leaves
- Stunted growth
- Dead areas
If you see these signs, your plant may be on the decline and may not recover. Here are some things you can do to help your plants survive:
- Increase your irrigation water to account for our hotter weather
- Plant only very drought tolerant plants in direct sunlight (agaves and cactus can take the full sun)
- Plant more heat sensitive plants under trees or in shade (these plants typically have wider leaves than other desert plants)
- Don’t do any planting until we get cooler weather
Plants such as the ones in this photo can be planted in the summer. These plants include ocotillo, barrel cactus, saguaro, agaves and prickly pear cactus. Many others do better when planted in the spring or fall. This way they have a chance to get established in cooler weather.
Follow these few rules and you can have plants that survive our summer heat and thrive throughout the year. Let’s all stay safe and cool this summer.