With all the heat of summer, it’s a hard time to be outdoors. Especially if you’re gardening.

But here are some tips to beat the heat and keep your plants in tip-top shape.

First, avoid being outside in the middle of the day. Garden in morning or evening hours instead.

Choose plants for your garden that thrive in the heat and have low water consumption requirements.

Mulching conserves water, and insulates the soil..

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