Install a sunshade or umbrella to protect your plants from harsh midday sun. You can also use taller plants or structures to create natural shade for delicate plants.
Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening to prevent water loss due to evaporation.
Mulch your plants to help retain soil moisture and maintain more stable soil temperatures.
Opt for plant species that are known for their heat tolerance. Many succulents, native plants, and Mediterranean herbs.
Light-colored containers reflect heat and can keep plant roots cooler than dark ones. Also, larger containers will heat up more slowly than smaller ones.
Plants under stress need more nutrients. Use a good-quality, slow-release fertilizer to nourish your plants and improve their resilience.
Keep an eye on your plants for signs of heat stress, such as wilting or brown leaves.
Regular inspection, proper spacing, and use of natural pesticides can help keep your balcony garden healthy.