Email ABC Radio Perth By Emma Wynne Posted December 08, 2019 07:00:00 Photo: Lawn does use water, but it also keeps your house and neighbourbood cooler. (ABC Local: Anthony Pancia) Related Story: Council opens up public parks to resident food planting Related Story: Hard toil in Perth’s poor soil is bearing rare fruit Related Story: Perth residents say plant theft increasing Audio: Sabrina’s tips for helping your plants survive the summer heat (WA Afternoons) Map: Perth 6000 As temperatures rise sharply, here are some simple tips to keeping your backyard alive and green during the hot summer months.While it is a challenge to stop everything from curling up and turning brown, it is possible said horticulturalists Deryn Thorpe and Lisa Passmore.Trees and gardens, while they do use precious water supplies, also have an important role in keeping our homes and neighbourhoods cool.”Lawn is actually a lot cooler to walk on than something like pavers,” Ms Thorpe explained to Jessica Strutt on ABC Radio Perth. “Don’t rip out your lawn, and definitely do not replace it with that artificial turf because that is hot as hell in summer.” Photo: Even if it goes a bit brown, don’t rip up your lawn,… Read full this story
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