Water is a precious commodity and it seems we are experiencing the hottest summer since records began!
This is bad news for gardeners trying to keep plants from shrivelling up! Apart from a daily rigorous watering regime what else can we do? Mulching will reduce moisture loss considerably. Ideally, you would have done this earlier in the season, but it can still be done now if you follow this advice. When the sun has moved off the chosen area, soak the beds with water and then apply a mulch such as Strulch Garden Mulch. Water it in to let it settle. The Strulch keeps moisture in the soil as it reduces evaporation.