Extremely hot conditions are hard on plants — Here’s how to care for lawn and garden

This time of year can be particularly hard on plants when it comes to extreme heat. Here's what to know about keeping your lawns and gardens hydrated and healthy in high temperatures. Above, flowers at Prairie Village's Wassmer Park Garden. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

With the high temperatures we’ve recently seen in Johnson County, it’s easy for plants to start to suffer from the heat.

Some lawns may be less green and some plants may need extra hydration, but there are ways to keep your lawns and gardens cool until lower temperatures come in the fall. Here are some tips on how to keep them hydrated.

Watering the right way: When it comes to watering gardens, Dennis Patton, horticulture agent at the K-State Research and Extension Office, said there’s a trick to it.