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Southeast Regional Reports

Water-Wise Tips for the Southeast

Follow these guidelines to maintain a healthy garden during the drought season

Photo: Paula Gross

Much of the Southeast experienced a wet spring and early summer in 2019 and is heading into the feast or famine season (hurricane or drought) with lush landscapes. Hurricane season is like a toddler—we love it when the steady rains come like waves of laughter, but we secretly hold our breath that the next system doesn’t bring a full meltdown. But without the rains from systems in the Atlantic, we face the one-two punch of drought and high heat in late summer.

Wise Watering

Watering in a summer drought means making the most with the least amount of water. There is never a good time to waste water, but especially not when facing watering restrictions. Wise watering in a drought is mostly common sense: Put the water exactly where it is needed in sufficient quantity and none where it is not. Time your watering to when it can best…

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