With the lack of rain and heat in the forecast, Don't forget your silent landscape sentinels.
The trees, bushes and evergreens in your yard are also affected by the lack of rain. Evergreen trees don't normally show the signs of stress until the second year of growth after they are stressed. Their needles on the new growth will then be yellowed or redden. Your other hardwood trees may develop leaf droop. Sometimes they can recover thru the evenings with rain and lower overnight temperatures in the 60's. But, if this heat and lack of rain continues, I would recommend watering your landscape giants. For them, Locate the outside span of their leaves on the ground, (this would be the root line), and place a hose with the water on a trickle and let it sit and slowly soak into the ground surrounding your trees and bushes. A soaker hose would also be effective for low and slow watering around the base and root line of your trees.
A little help for these landscape sentinels will pay off in the end with shade for your home, yard and patio's. Also preventing you the expense of removing a dead tree and/or possibly replanting with a new one.
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