Do you think it can get any hotter? Well it might and even if it doesn’t, we’ve had record breaking temperatures more days than not in the past few months. The heat is presenting a challenge to those of us who want to keep our lawns green and our flowers and vegetables alive. Several key tips are as follows:
You never want to water during the hottest part of the day or when the sun is the brightest. Unfortunately, if you choose to water at night, either because it’s the coolest part of the day or because it’s the only time you are home, you might be creating another issue without trying. Watering at night invites the slugs to your outdoor space. If they arrive they are going to want to stay. The best way to get rid of them is to get them intoxicated. Really! Serve them beer. In can be cheap beer or whatever you are drinking. Whatever the brand, it works! Your neighbors might wonder why you are placing saucers full of beer in your flower beds or around the lawn but try it, the slugs will love it. Well actually they think they will love it but they can’t swim. They will never know the difference though because they will get drunk without a doubt. Party on!