Conserve moisture by watering early in the day, when temperatures are lowest and winds have not picked up yet. Try to water at the base of the garden and landscape plants. Use soaker hoses and sprinklers that don't shoot way up in the air; too much water will be lost to evaporation. Avoid watering at night if possible, as foliage that remains wet overnight is more prone to a number of plant diseases. Do water at night, though, if that's your only option.
Yard and Garden News Editor: Karl Foord
Technical Editor: Bridget Barton