Some plants love the sunshine and thrive when the temperatures are warm. However, this means they may also need to be cared for more, with increased watering. Dani Turner, customer experience director at online florist Bunches, has shared top tips on looking after both indoor and outdoor plants this week.
The expert said: “The best time to water the plants in the garden is early in the morning.
“Giving them a thorough drench before the day warms up allows for the water to run through the soil down to the roots ensuring you don’t lose water to evaporation.
“For your indoor plants, we always recommend to underwater rather than overwater, as too much water can lead to root rot, amongst other issues.
“For a happy houseplant, as a general rule a weekly watering will provide all the moisture it requires.
“For more than a week away, we recommend asking someone to come and check on them for you and give them water if required.”
Gardeners can also mist their plants to provide them with a bit of humidity.
This job can be done with both outdoor and indoor plants.
The expert said: “Misting is a great way to nourish your plants and mimic their natural environment, boosting humidity, this is particularly important for tropical plants.
“Misting can also prevent overwatering whilst still providing them with the moisture they need.
“Many green plants thrive in high humidity settings, which is why misting them regularly is extremely important in the midst of a heatwave.
“An alternative to this, if you don’t own a mister, is to move indoor green plants into rooms with naturally higher humidity levels such as your kitchen or bathroom.”
Houseplants can also be dusted to ensure they can breathe properly.