We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant.
The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and there's so much sunlight that it's really hurting the plant. It doesn't matter where I move it, it will receive the same amount of sunlight and heat. I know that this lemon plant thrives in the sun, but I had to move it downstairs because the sun was just too strong.
My question: is there anything I can put over the soil so that the soil doesn't receive the full force of the sun?
This may be a dumb idea, but I have several of these types of outdoor chairs that I have to throw away. Can I use the mesh from these chairs to cover the pot? It will give the soil some shade, and since it's a permeable and breathable mesh, water and air can go through it.