Tips to keep your plants alive during this heatwave

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Could these record high temperatures hurt your garden?

Different plants require different types of care, but in this heatwave, you will want to keep a close eye on them. 

4 News Now spoke with local plant shops for some expert advice so your plants make it through the next few days. 

Ground Plants

Water your plants more, just make sure you don’t overwater. You can gauge this by checking the soil. Dolores Hove of Liberty Park Florist said to really pay attention to the soil. Use your finger to check; if the soil is soft and damp, then that should be enough water for them throughout the day. 

Hove recommended giving your plants a watering in the morning and again around 7 p.m. 

Hanging Plants

When it comes to hanging plants, lift them to feel how much they weigh. Water those plants until a little bit of water is running from underneath them. 

Potted Plants

You can move your potted plants to a shady part of your yard, but do not bring them inside, as it will give them shock. 

What Not To Do

Alan Creech, co-owner of the Plant Farm, has a few words of caution on what NOT to do.

He warned of over-watering and said to back off of fertilizing your plants for the next 7-10 days. Too much of that could lead to salt burn. 

Your plants will be under stress in this heatwave, but a few simple steps and help them beat the heat.