Beat the heat: Tips for caring for your yard in summer

Summer heat is here, and that might mean less water in your area. Does that mean you need to let your living landscapes suffer? Is watering your yard or lawn frowned upon by neighbors?

“Having a yard and being a good environmental steward are not mutually exclusive, even in drought or high heat conditions,” explains Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. “Grass, trees, shrubs and flowering plants are a vital part of our living landscapes that contribute to our communities, our families and our health. You’d be surprised at how resilient they can be during times of water scarcity.”

 

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