Many of us already know that all living things can get multiple benefits from sunlight. We can get good doses of vitamin D, it helps reduce stress, and certainly can fight off sadness. The problem is we can also get some not too good stuff as well. For the many varieties of sunlight plants, too much heat and light from the sun can unleash deadly doses of free radicals that can make them wither and die.
Not to worry however, as experts are continuously working for botanical breakthroughs that will keep our plants protected from the scorching heat of the sun including a new aid that lets genetically modified crops easily adapt to various light conditions.
For home growers though who don’t have access to any lab equipment, there are much simpler ways to protect your plants from excessive sunlight such as the use of shade nets and other easy tips we’re happy to share with you.
Use shade nets
Elementary science has taught us that plants get their energy from the sun so it will do them well to get under direct sunlight for a few hours a day. But then being exposed to too much solar heat and light makes your plants absorb more energy than they can handle so they produce a reactive type of oxygen. Now, remember how plants need carbon dioxide and release oxygen? Well this type of reactive oxygen that plants create from absorbing too much heat can be poisonous to themselves. Though a few do have the innate ability to protect themselves from this damage. Thanks to plant experts and geeks, we now know that certain plants like spinach or thale cress have their unique abilities of producing a carotenoid called zeaxanthin that protects them from excessive heat and energy from the sun.
For other plants without that kind of protection though, shade nets are definitely a necessity as they give your sunlight plants the right amount of light and shade to grow without any damage to their foliage and stems from the sun. Giving them shade also traps more moisture into the soil so they are kept hydrated for longer periods of time during the day, which leads us to our next topic.
Add more protection to your plants
Aside from focusing on the harmful effects of sunlight which you can very much solve with the right quality shade nets like the ones from Philippine Ranging Nets, keeping the soil healthy and moisturized by topping it with mulch (a lot of it), and regularly watering your plants is also essential if you don’t want your plants to dry up. Without these and some ample human care, most plants will just wither away faster than you can spell out ‘chrysanthemum’ from stock memory.
Light-colored mulch reflects sunlight for a cooler garden climate for your sunlight plants while also retaining water throughout the day so they don’t go thirsty. Setting up a windbreaker such as a hedge or some kind of man made fence that blocks harsh winds and regulates your garden’s airflow also helps in preventing your soil from drying up fast.
If you are looking to find the best shade nets in the local market today, try viewing Philippine Ranging Nets’ range of products or consult them via email at [email protected]. For orders, call them at +63977 007 0228 and enjoy fast and convenient deliveries.