Gardening tip: Watering plants to withstand the heat

Check garden beds for wilting plants that might not have received enough water from a sprinkler or irrigation system. Drooping leaves are a sign of dry roots and stress. Use a large watering can or bucket to thoroughly soak the root zone. Spray the leaves of severely wilted plants. Morning is the best time for watering.

Adrian Higgins

(istock) - Water pouring from a blue watering can onto a blooming flower bed

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