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Gardening Tips for Hot Weather from Tree2mydoor.com

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I love Tree2mydoor.com. They send tree gifts, plant gifts and bush gifts (plus a few others) by post to your loved ones. 

As such, they give a really good, green alternative to those of us who want to send nature through the post, give pleasure to people and yet don’t want to send flowers.

And they’ve got some great tips for us for gardening in this hot weather:

  1. Don’t panic about watering the grass – it is fantastic about bouncing back after dry weather.  (I can vouch for that.  Our grass turned brown last summer and that didn’t last long – it was soon a beautiful green again.)

  2. Water in the early morning or evening when the weather is cooler. It will allow the plants and soil to absorb more moisture before the heat from the sun evaporates it!

  3. Add a layer of mulch or rake some organic matter through the top soil to conserve soil moisture – it will help hold the water in the soil and retain moisture in the hotter weather.

  4. Feed your plants – adding feed to watering according to packet instructions will help nourish them.

  5. Stay hydrated and have fun!   Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Whilst we're on the subject of hot weather....
let us spare a moment for animals.

  1. Please ensure your animals have plenty of water – they can’t turn the tap on like we can.

  2. Please remember wildlife - put water out for your wildlife in the garden

  3. If you’re out and about with your dog, the same applies.  If you stop at the pub or cafe for a drink, make sure your dog has one as well.

  4. If it’s too hot to put the back of your hand on tarmac, it’s too hot for your dog to walk on it. 

  5. Visit the RSPCA's website for tips on caring for all sorts of animals in hot weather

  6. Finally, if you see a dog in a car on a hot day, please call 999, say the RSPCA.   Dogs die in hot cars, caravans and conservatories.  Find out more here