The most pressing concern during the hot summer months is water. There are many ways to economize and grow plants that don't need much, and salvage rainwater or even grey water.
Rain barrels can mean the difference between a desert and a flourishing lush garden. Rain gardens and eco ponds are great places to direct rain water for wildlife and plants.
Have you ever heard of 'dowsing' or 'witching' water? It's a fascinating skill everyone should cultivate in times of water shortage.
Use some of these tips on saving water in your garden;