Since we all recently survived the hottest month ever in Earth’s recorded history, I figured I’d reblog these fabulous pieces of advice from blogger pal Crys Stewart. Enjoy!
When it comes to growing a cooler backyard, for once I’m not talking about edgy, eco garden design trends. As southwestern Ontario continues its record-breaking heat wave, gardening is now all about the temperature. And since last month (July, 2016) was the hottest month around the world in recorded history, I don’t think we’re alone in thinking about heat and how to avoid it. City and suburban dwellers are the most affected since “downtown metropolitan areas can absorb and store twice the amount of heat compared to their rural surrounding during the daytime,” according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Here are 10 ideas for taking the heat off your little patch of paradise.
Any building, gazebo or umbrella can provide cooling shade but trees…
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