5 Ways to Protect your Garden on Hot Days

When the mercury is heading to 40 degrees the best intentions can have the worst results, but knowing a few simple things will protect your beautiful garden from the unforgiving Australian heat.

  1. Water early morning or late afternoon
  2. Mulch around base of plant to keep soil cool and moist
  3. If a plant is really suffering, erect a shade-cloth cover
  4. Thoughtful planting: Australian natives or sun-hardened varieties; consider plant position in relation to existing shade/sun movement
  5. If all of the above fail, consider selling up and moving to Tasmania

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