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Jun 09

Keeping Your Outdoor Flowers Happy in the Summer Heat

With the hot summer heat about to hit, it’s important to remember that your flowers are going to need a little extra attention.  What can you do to make certain your outdoor flowers survive the summer heat when the thermometer starts reaching triple digits? 

Watering your outdoor flowers is very, very important, obviously, but don’t just water your flowers whenever you feel like it.  If you water them between noon and 5:00 p.m., most of the water will simply evaporate in the heat.  This not only leaves your flowers dry and thirsty, it also wastes water.  Watering after 6:00 p.m. or even later will insure that your flowers absorb as much water as they can.

Use a sprinkler to make sure that all your flowers, plants, and lawn get as evenly covered as possible.  Move it as necessary around the flower beds and garden until everything has been watered.

Check the weather to see when rain is expected.  You may not need to water your flowers if it’s going to rain the next day.  This helps save water and keeps from over-watering.  Too much water can be just as bad for some flowers as too little water.

These watering tips will help you keep your outdoor flowers happy during the summer and will help conserve water as well.

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