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How to help your garden survive the summer heat

The warmer weather may be good for us, but it can cause havoc in our garden. From the best drought-proof plants to top gardening tips that will help us beat the heat, David Domoney is here to help your garden survive and thrive through the summer months and beyond.

When should I water my plants?It's best to water them first thing in the morning, or later in the evening. If you water your plants in the middle of the day, when the sun is hottest, the water can act like a magnifying glass and end up burning your leaves!

With plants that have larger leaves that can shade the base, you can ensure the roots are well watered on hotter days.

You should also move any of your more sensitive plants into more shaded areas during the hottest parts of the days to avoid them getting scorched.

My lawn has turned brown! Should I water it?David says: 'Leave it be! The lawn will need to wait until September where there will be more rainy days and we can treat it with a fertiliser - but for now, it is best to leave it alone.'

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