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Tips for gardening in the hot summer months

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The stresses of a hot summer take their toll on our gardens and landscapes, as well as on us as their caretakers.

While many plants can thrive in the normal summer heat, lengthy doses of daytime temperatures in the 90s and low 100s coupled with nighttime temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit are enough to push even the hardiest gardeners and plants to the edge of their capabilities.

Without precautions, gardening during the summer heat and humidity can lead to death, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat strokes.

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