Summer is just around the corner which means the sun is out and the heat is coming. With the heat rising, so does the question of “What plants are heat tolerable for my area?” Everyone wants a home that is beautiful every season, so it is important to be aware of what will last through the months of higher heat.
From trees to shrubs to flowers, the heat can be beat. There is a wide selection of plants to choose from, especially ones that will survive the hotter conditions. The blissful thing about Fayetteville is that soil conditions provide a much greater success rate for plants than in other areas. If you are looking to soften your edges and provide simple greenery, you would want a selection of Holly’s. This would include varieties of Korean Holly’s which are low maintenance or Dwarf Yaupon Holly’s which add greenery.
In seeking something larger, you can find comfort of survival with White Dogwood trees or Natchez Crape Myrtles. Both provide beautiful blooms and are sturdy for the weather conditions. If color is all you seek, varieties of Perennials, Petunias, and Knock Out Roses would be best. Heat can limit your options, but does not have to deter the wants of your garden.
(Coreopsis-Perennial) (Red Knock Out Roses) (Pink Petunia)
To keep even the tolerable plants under good condition, you should ensure that watering regularly is still a priority. Simple solutions to moisture would be watering or providing mulch, rock, or landscape fabric to the plant. All these additions help to contain water and ensure plants do not lose their needed moisture. Fayetteville is known for sandy soil which allows for water to soak in and when mixed properly you will notice a much greater hold of water to your fresh plantings.
Choosing the right plants in seasons of high heat is critical to the growing process. High heat does not come with a lack of beautification, just modifications. Using what is already provided as far as soil and new knowledge of successful plant growth will make your yard the talk of the neighborhood.