Canadian rental housing providers for affordable housing: More info

Quick tips to help your garden survive and thrive during a heat wave

Beat the Heat, Save your Plants!

Are you worried about your plants in this scorching heat? Whether you are working on the Urban Gardens at CAPREIT, or tending to your own personal gardens.

Here are some quick tips to help your garden survive and thrive during a heat wave:

Water Wisely – hydrate your plants early in the morning or late in the evening to minimize evaporation.


Water plants at their base to help roots absorb water effectively

Mulch Magic – Apply a layer of mulch around your plants to conserve moisture while keeping soil cool

Shade Solution – Provide temporary shade for vulnerable plants by using umbrellas, cloth or even old bedsheets

Do not over use fertilizers – during extreme heat plants can become stressed.


Avoid excessive fertilizing as it can lead to burns

Pruning Protocol – Trim away any dead or damaged leaves to reduce stress on your plants

Stay Vigilant – Keep an eye out for signs of dehydration. Wilting or yellowing leaves are signs your plants need a drink!

 Additional information and resources:


Our Urban Gardens Initiative Continues to Grow


Growing with Residents – Key findings from our 2021 Garden Season


Hot weather gardening tips


How to Protect Your Garden During a Heat Wave


The Best Time to Water Your Plants During a Heatwave



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