Ciscoe Morris recommends heavy mulch for hot dayson July 6, 2012 @ 9:28 am (Updated: 11:16 am - 7/6/12 )
But Master Gardener Ciscoe Morris says the best way to cut down on your bill is to mulch heavy.
"One inch of compost on the soil surface on a 90 degree day makes a 15 degree difference in the temperature of the soil surface."
Cedar Grove's Booster Blend is Ciscoe's favorite because it has a lot of cow manure in the mix.
He says most plants would survive the hot temperatures that sometimes move in over Western Washington, except the ones that love the shade. Just make sure you mulch and water regularly.
Ciscoe says he wouldn't mind a good stretch of 90 degree weather before we all forget what home grown tomatoes taste like.
Gardening with Ciscoe can be heard on 97.3 KIRO FM Weekends Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and anytime at KIRO Radio. Get more tips from Ciscoe and learn about his plant of the week at MyNorthwest.com/Ciscoe
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