Some plants and flowers love the heat and thrive in the summer months, especially those in the sun flower family. Sunflowers take better to the heat and humidity, but for those who are new to gardening, it can be tricky to know how often to water and when exactly to fertilize the plants. David Lott from West Central Research and Extension Center says that you may need to check them more often than you think!
"Bedding plants need to be fertilized on a regular, maybe every couple week basis, along with lots of watering. You have to check the watering every day on containers, because the water moves out of containers so fast," says Lott
The master gardeners at the UNL Extension Office do not use any chemicals on their plants which has really proved to be beneficial to their overall health.