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Summer Plant Care

Summer Plant Care

Aside from cracking open a cold one to cool off on a hot day, you may need to take a few extra steps in your plant care routine. Don’t worry - it can all be done with a nice beverage in one hand. 🍻

Adjusting Lighting

As the sun climbs higher in the sky and its rays become more intense, it's crucial to assess your plant's exposure to light. While some plants thrive in direct sunlight, others may suffer from sunburn or heat stress if left in overly bright conditions. Consider moving sensitive plants away from south-facing windows or providing them with some shade during the brightest part of the day. Keep an eye out for signs of sun damage, such as bleached or scorched leaves, and adjust placement accordingly.

Increasing Watering

With higher temperatures and increased sunlight, plants tend to lose more moisture through transpiration, leading to faster drying of the soil. To prevent dehydration and maintain optimal hydration levels, it's essential to adjust your watering routine accordingly. Check the moisture level of the soil regularly and water more frequently as needed. Pay special attention to outdoor containers and hanging baskets in front of windows, which may dry out more quickly than plants displayed on shelves in your collection.


Proper air circulation is vital for plant health, especially during the summer months when temperatures soar. Stagnant air can lead to increased humidity levels and create an environment ripe for fungal diseases and pest infestations. To promote airflow, consider using fans to create a gentle breeze indoors. Be mindful of placing plants near chilly air conditioning vents or drafty areas, as sudden temperature fluctuations can stress delicate foliage.

Fertilize Strategically

During the active growing season of summer, plants have increased nutrient demands as they put forth new growth and blooms. To support their growth and vitality, consider incorporating a balanced fertilizer into your plant care routine. Opt for a slow-release or liquid fertilizer formulated for indoor or outdoor plants, depending on your needs. We love Arber organic Plant Food! It’s a nutritious, protein-infused booster that will help your plants live their best lives.

As we bask in the warmth of summer, let's not forget to shower our plant companions with the care and attention they need to thrive ☀️🏖️