Gardening by the Moon - Heat Advisories and Plant Care

Updated: Jul 21


The extreme heat is putting extra stress on your plants, but with drought restrictions in place for many of us, how do we protect our plants and still conserve water? Dr. Moon offers some valuable tips:

  • Follow all local watering restrictions.

  • Run drip irrigation around your foundation and on flower beds.

  • Bermuda grass can weather drought and heat. It may turn brown, but can recover better than other plant material.

  • Focus on your attention on your foundation, trees and shrubs.

  • Hand watering may be best. Watch for signs of wilting and add water by hand as needed.

  • Do not use fertilizer during the extreme heat.