Tips For Helping Your Outdoor Patio Plants Thrive
If you love your patio, it’s not complete without having some beautiful plants here and there. But as you know, most plants don’t do well when exposed to direct sunlight and hot temperatures for hours on end day after day. Since your plants need shade to survive and thrive, you’ll need to do certain things to ensure this happens. If you want your patio to be even more beautiful by having patio plants, here’s how to help them thrive.
Protection from the Sun
While your patio plants love soaking up plenty of sun, too much of it can lead to plants that are burned up and later die. Instead of having this happen, you can install Rollac ZipShades to give your best patio plants the sun shade they need. Retractable at the touch of a button, you’ll be able to easily control how much sun and shade your outdoor patio plants get each day.
However, you’ll also find your ZipShades can offer your patio plants more than just protection from the sun. For starters, they are great at keeping harmful insects away from your plants, and can also offer protection from strong breezes that may topple even the heaviest of flower pots. Finally, Rollac ZipShades are equipped with collision detection technology, meaning should they detect a plant or other obstacle when being lowered, they will automatically stop.
Know Your Plants
When you place a plant on your patio, don’t just set it down and ignore it, assuming it will do fine. Instead, get to know your plant. While you don’t have to have an in-depth conversation with it and find out about its family and where it went to school, you do need to learn how much sun and shade it needs, how much water it needs, and which soil might work best for it once it’s potted. Whether you go online to find out this information, ask a friend who has a green thumb, or maybe find out from folks where you purchased your plant, knowing a few details can go a long way in helping your patio plant thrive.
The Best of Sun and Shade
To give your outdoor patio plants the best of both worlds regarding sun and shade, a Rollac retractable awning may be an excellent addition to your patio. Beautiful, stylish, and easily installed on any type of architecture, retractable awnings may be the answer to help your plants thrive. For example, if you’ve been having issues with your patio getting too hot for your plants to handle, a retractable awning instantly gives you the chance to lower your patio’s temperature by as much as 20 degrees by simply flipping a wall switch, pushing a button on the remote control, or tapping the myLink app on your smartphone.
Keep Fido and Fluffy Away
Should your household happen to contain some four-legged canine or feline family members, you may want to limit their time on the patio once you beautify it with some plants. In fact, some plants happen to be poisonous to animals, so always make sure you are aware of any such hazards prior to letting your pets near any patio plants. Also, Fido and Fluffy may be up to some mischief once you let them onto your patio and then turn your back. For example, Fido may decide it’s playtime with the plant, resulting in a plant that is torn apart and scattered about your patio. Meanwhile, Fluffy may decide that a beautiful flower pot full of dirt would make the perfect litter box.
Luxurious Shade for Your Plants
As a person who truly appreciates the finer things in life, you want only the best when it comes to experiencing luxury while on your patio. To let your plants in on the fun, consider using an outdoor structure such as a Camargue from Rollac. Though the primary goal of installing a Camargue is to have protection from UV rays, lower your patio’s temperature, and offer protection from the elements, having a Camargue on your patio will turn it into your own private paradise. Before you know it, you’ll look around at your beautiful patio plants, feel a cool breeze blowing across your face and their leaves, and feel as if you are enjoying a day on a tropical island.
By knowing your plants, limiting their exposure to Fido and Fluffy, and taking advantage of the many great Rollac products such as ZipShades, awnings, and outdoor structures, your patio plants will thrive year after year. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help your plants thrive!