Variable weather conditions, from humid and wet to scorching and dry, can occur with alarming regularity right across Australia during January and February. There is not much you can do to protect your garden from extreme heat and dry conditions, but here are a few ideas:
- Plant drought resistant plants where you can (natives for example)
- Set up a drip filter watering system (check council restrictions for your area first)
- Plant shade trees
- Use shade cloth over delicate plants (set up so that you can put this up and take it down as needed).