Yes, it’s hot, but the most daunting condition for our gardens is no rain. Most of our plants are adapted to the heat but the lack of moisture is a killer. I keep telling myself to persevere. The rain will surely come one of these days. I’m struggling to keep even the old stand by, crepe myrtle, from wilting and dying. I have sandy soil so proper watering is always a challenge.
I do give myself credit for mulching last Spring. That has helped some. Now I’m looking forward to a cooler and hopefully wet Fall. Then I will add the most important thing to the garden – compost, compost and more compost. I remain compost challenged but I’m still trying to make my own. In the meantime I’ll buy it. It’s that important.