Green thumbs in Door and Kewaunee County are dealing with the first substantial dry spell of the summer along with scorching hot temperatures. Todd Maas from Maas Floral and Greenhouse in Sturgeon Bay says the heat and winds can dry out plants quickly. He says plants and young shrubs should be watered at least twice a day during the heatwave. Flowering plants can lose their blooms quickly if not properly watered.
Maas recommends early morning and early evening watering to maximize the amount of moisture the plant will retain along with mulching. Fertilizing on a regular basis is a good idea but not necessarily during a hot spell.