Stay safe when gardening in hot weather

Metro ServiceGardeners must exercise caution when tending to their gardens during the dog days of summer. ■ Newsroom Gardening is widely considered a relaxing and rewarding hobby. Although gardening when temperatures are mild, such as in spring and fall, can be relaxing, gardening can be much more physically taxing and even dangerous when temperatures rise during the dog days of summer. Gardens need tending even when temperatures outside are especially hot, so gardeners must take steps to protect their health when working in their gardens during the summer. Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Water carries heat away from internal organs, helping to prevent heat stroke along the

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