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John Fulton
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Conserve Moisture

Posted by John Fulton -

Weather is another concern. Many areas received very little rain, while others received about half an inch. The heat is also taking a toll on cool season crops and turfgrass. Turf is showing some major stress symptoms at this time. Grass plants are going to seed at very short heights, and some areas with very good drainage are starting to go dormant. We can water all we want, but it is hard to take away heat. With the very dry atmosphere, evaporation is also very rapid. Mulches on flowers and gardens will help reduce evaporation from the soil. Make sure there is plenty of water available to supply enough for the plant's needs.

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