‘Can kill off your lawn’: Common mistakes gardeners make during hot weather – how to avoid

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‘Can kill off your lawn’: Common mistakes gardeners make during hot weather – how to avoid

“In extreme summer heat, a good guide is five gallons of water a week for every one square yard of lawn.“If drought conditions persist, soil can be

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“In extreme summer heat, a good guide is five gallons of water a week for every one square yard of lawn.

“If drought conditions persist, soil can become very dry and hard, which can make it difficult for the water to permeate, so it’s important to know how to aerate a lawn with either a plug aerator or a spike aerator, which create holes in the ground allowing water and oxygen to filter through.”

Keeping containers in full sun

Container plants can be the showpiece of gardens and any outdoor space, but they are vulnerable to hot weather.

Nikki Hollier, RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winner and founder of Border in a Box warned: “Sunshine can cause damage to leaves and scorch them – it can turn the leaves brown and flowers to drop off.

“If they’re in pots, move them into dappled shade to protect them. 

“If they’re in the ground, you could use an open garden parasol to create some garden shade and protection from the sun.”

READ MORE: Monty Don shares ‘secret’ for ‘better’ container plant displays



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