Protecting plants in a heatwave: 10 expert tips

Knowing how to protect plants in a heatwave can make or break your garden in the summer. Of course watering is one way to ensure plants’ health, but it isn’t, and shouldn’t be, the only option, especially in zones where water use might be restricted.

We asked the experts for their top tips on protecting plants, whether in borders or in containers, and your lawn from hot sun and winds, and make some suggestions for future-proofing so that your flower bed ideas will need less protection in years to come. 

How to protect plants in a heatwave