Ideas & Inspiration
How to Stay Cool in the Summer
Enjoy the summer sun more with these helpful tips for cooling down your outside spaces. From refreshing water fountains to smart ways to cool down your landscape, these handy tips wil help you beat the heat all season long. Stop by your local Garden Center for more ideas and inspiration.
Chilled and ready, drinks on the deck or patio are a sure-fire way to quench your thrist and refresh your spirit. Fill drink dispensers with ice-cold flavored waters during the day and frozen mocktails at night.
Tip: Puree chunks of seeded watermelon with lime juice, sugar and water for a refreshing taste of summer.
The soothing blues and greens of hostas and other like-minded plants will bring your inner temperature down. In fact, seeing almost any shade plant such as foxglove and dead nettle will remind you of the coolness of a forest floor.
Tip: If you have the spot for it, make plans to install your own shade garden with hostas when the temps start to drop in fall.