Dry Weather Gardening Tips

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Dry Weather Gardening Tips

4 Tips for Gardening in Particularly Hot, Dry Climates

A few ideas to keep your garden plants happy and hydrated even in hot, dry climates. Our top tip? Buy plants that are recommended for your USDA Hardiness Zone. Also look for plants with descriptive words like drought-tolerant, xeriscape, full sun, and heat-loving.

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible ÔÇô soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.

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