Tips for Caring for Apartment Plants in the Summer

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As the seasons change, your apartment plants will have different needs due to changing temps and fluctuating humidity. To keep your greenery looking and feeling vibrant, here are a few tips to keep them healthy during hot summer days.

Water Frequently

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With rising temps, your plants are thirstier in the summer, which is why it’s important to adjust your watering schedule during the summer months. It’s recommended to water one to three times each week however different varietals have different needs. To plan, research each type of plant you have to see how often they need to be watered. You can also gauge by sticking your finger into the soil to see how dry it is. Additionally, it’s a good idea to water your plants either early morning or in the evening when it’s cooler. This prevents evaporation and lets your plant soak up the moisture before the hottest parts of the day.

Utilize Shade

Sometimes, the sun can be too much for plants, especially for outdoor plants on a patio or balcony. Wilted, discolored, or scorched leaves are all signs of too much sun exposure. If you’re noticing this, move your plants to a shaded area at the hottest parts of the day. Or, you can rotate different plants in and out of the sun so they get equal exposure.

Remember to Prune Your Plants

Removing dead or diseased parts of a plant is a vital step in plant care. This prevents disease from spreading and allocates energy to healthy parts of the plants. Additionally, it enhances the look of your plants. When watering your plants, take a few seconds to explore the leaves to find any that are dead and remove them. If parts of leaves seem dead, then use scissors to cut off the dead parts.

We can’t wait to see how your plants are looking in your home. To learn more about life with us, reach out to a leasing agent today.