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  • Your Hot! Deck Can Be a Lush Garden - Container Gardening in a Summer Heat Wave

    Do you have a deck that is so hot in the summer everything you plant out there dies of heat stroke Outdoor Installation Of Safe And Healthy WPC Floor ? Nothing is more disappointing than watching your plants shrivel up and die during a summer heat wave. board with nailing flange You can avoid the pain and disappointment of dead plants by buying the right containers, using the correct soil mix, and choosing the best plants for wind and heat. Containers for Hot Conditions Look for large, deep, thick walled pots. The least expensive containers are plastic porch watertight flooring Sentosa . Polyethylene pots usually have thicker walls and are more crack resistant than plastic. They are also probably twice the expense. Glazed clay pots (often made in Vietnam) are sometimes the most attractive sort of pot, but like Terracotta tend to wick out moisture from the soil. Terracotta is not a great choice for a really hot dry deck although they may be the only choice for plants whose roots need a lot of oxygen to thrive, such as orchids, and many herbs wood panel for building malaysia . Both terracotta and glazed clay pots need to be protected during cold winters. You can empty them out completely and take inside, or you can leave them in place, wrap them in plastic to keep out snow and rain garden deck tiles Cardiff . It is the contraction and expansion (freezing and thawing) of water inside the pot during the winter that can cause it to crack.