Last summer, a record-setting drought left yards throughout Indiana withered and brown.
Hours spent in the garden went to waste, as ornamental flowers, shrubs and bushes died in the heat. Even with constant watering, most gardens were a lost cause. Water bans meant homeowners were left to watch as their nature sanctuaries withered.
People can’t stop the dry, hot weather that characterizes central Indiana in the summer. But a growing number of eco-savvy gardeners have found ways to best survive future droughts.