The weather can be very changeable, but even so, there will be days – and possibly many days at a time – when it is hot. When this happens, you’ll no doubt want to be out in your garden as much as possible. Not only that, but you’ll also want to make sure that your garden is safe and protected from the heat. With this in mind, here are some ways to make a garden that’s perfect for hot weather.
Water The Right Way
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your garden is perfect even in hot weather is to water it the right way. Ideally, you’ll need to keep your soil as moist as possible at all times and never neglect to water the garden even if you’re busy. By the time you see that your plants are wilting, it may be too late to save them.
If you don’t have any restrictions on the amount of water you can use, getting a sprinkler for the garden can work well. You simply need to position it in the right place and move it around the garden (or buy more than one if that is easier) to ensure everything is soaked for long enough.
Remember that when you water the garden is just as important as how much water you give it. If you water in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest, a high percentage of the water will evaporate, so even if you think you are watering a lot, you won’t be giving the plants as much as they need. For the best results, water the garden early in the morning or in the evening when the temperature is cooler.
Install A Pond
When you have a pond in your garden, the look and sound of the water will be soothing and make you feel cooler, even if it’s not technically doing anything to reduce the temperature. This is even truer if you have water features added to the pond or dotted around the garden.
Just make sure you have a good pump, such as those types available at Water Garden, installed in your pond to keep it looking good at all times, even when it’s very hot. You’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs and budget.
Cover Your Seating Area
Having a seating area in your garden, perhaps made from decking or a patio, for example, is a great idea. It means you have a focal point for relaxing and entertaining, and there is always a safe space for children to play. However, if you are outside in high temperatures, this safe space could become dangerous – it would be easy to burn or develop sunstroke, for example.
There is a simple solution. Cover your seating area, and you’ll be able to use it even when it’s hot (and when it’s raining). You can buy a relatively cheap plastic gazebo that sits over your patio (this will need to be staked into the ground to ensure it stays where you want it to), or you can spend more and have an awning added. You might even want to build an open-sided structure. Keep your seating area covered, and you’ll be able to enjoy it no matter what the weather.