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Forecast: Heat index in triple digits all week long! Gentle Garden’s takes it easy…water, water, and more water! Healthy plants need special attention during this time. Trees need protection from heat burn on their bark if recently pruned, or planted this year; they need adequate water and monitoring…sometimes a stressed tree doesn’t show up for two years, and by them if is often too late to save them. Pull weeds as they compete for the moisture, stay out of the garden as much as possible as the plants are quite brittle and can’t tolerate much handling. Use highest setting on the mower if you must mow…protect vegetables from the sun with made up shade, (burlap, newspapers). Also, protect yourself…drink water, don’t be alone in this heat, carry a cell phone, wear a hat, all the advice you give your children…AND protect your animals…keep the bird baths clean and full of fresh water, remember too, a dog’s feet will burn on a hot sidewalk! Love you, Gentle Gardeners!