I’m an avid gardener – Dollar Tree has an inexpensive way to protect your plants and I was shocked at how beautiful it is
PROTECT your plants all year round with these affordable and reliable garden cloches.
Whether you’re protecting your plants from pests or looking to create an amazing terrarium, Dollar Tree’s plastic bell domes will get the job done.
Reddit user @ExternalStress posted the product on the House Plants subreddit saying, “Dollar Tree has these cool domes that can be used for mini terrariums.”
They loaded the dome with soil and a clipping of their favorite plant to display.
In outdoor gardens, cloches are used to cover plants while providing protection from weather and pests.
They can also be used to create a warmer climate that will nourish germinating seeds and young plants in cold weather.
A user replied to the post saying that they used plastic cups as bells and that would work much better.
On the Dollar Tree website, users who purchased the product said it was perfect for plant propagation.
Many others who have purchased the bells have used them for crafts and to display photos and other items.
With summer approaching, many people are scrambling to improve the look of their garden and figure out how to maintain everything in the sweltering heat that is soon to come.
According to Fiona Jenkins, gardening expert at MyJobQuote, there are six things to keep in mind when trying to protect your lawn and green spaces in hot weather – and a lot of that comes down to watering at the right time.
With soaring temperatures, plants tend to become more sensitive and even something as simple as watering will require a bit more effort.
Most of us would assume that in dry weather, the more water the better would be the right way to go.
However, don’t rush to grab your garden hose just yet – too much water can, in fact, harm your plants.
”Overwatering causes stress in your plants, something your plant will already experience thanks to warm temperatures.
“Instead, give the plants the normal amount of water you would give them and try not to ‘overcompensate’ and water them more than necessary.”
Also, adds the expert, it’s best to avoid watering during the day, especially around lunchtime when the sun is at its hottest.
Whenever possible, water your plants early in the morning or in the evening.
More beneficial than regular tap water, rainwater contains all the minerals necessary for your plants to grow and thrive.
It’s not just our delicate skin that can burn from basking in the sun – plants often suffer too.
“Reducing the amount of direct sunlight and heat the plants receive results in cooler soil that retains moisture,” Fiona explained.
Luckily, although plants don’t like being covered in a heavy layer of SPF sunscreen, there are a number of ways to create shade in the garden.
For example, you can grab a sheet to cover plants or use an umbrella as a shield to block out the sun.
“If your plants are potted and easy to move, you should move them to a naturally more shady part of your garden. ”
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