Managing the Garden in Extreme Heat

When a summer heat wave arrives, it can be stressful for the plants and gardener alike.  The plants of your landscape will require a little more TLC to make it through periods of extreme heat. 

A few tips to protect your lawn, garden, and landscape when temperatures soar include:

  • Changing your watering practices
  • Adding mulch
  • Providing some shade
  • Not fertilizing
  • Waiting to transplant or propagate
  • Allowing the lawn to go dormant
  • Not forgetting to protect the gardener!

More detailed information can be found in this article: Managing the Garden in Extreme Heat

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