We pamper our gardens all year, but then desert them to go on vacation during what's often the hottest, driest time of the year.
A little planning can soften the blow.
Ideally, a neighbor or fellow gardener could handle watering and other tasks while you're away. But if that's not possible, here are some easy ways to keep your plants and flowers alive while you sip Mai Tais on the beach.
From old-fashioned to high-tech, there are a lot of ways to keep your lawn and garden properly hydrated while you're away.