Tidewater Times August 2019

Page 85


by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.

August - Time to Water The heat and humidity of a typical August day make us want to stay inside in the air conditioning, go “downy ocean, hon” or head for the swimming pool. Though, with all the news reports of various diseases in the ocean, bay and swim-

ming pool water – staying inside seems like the safest thing to do! During August, I usually reserve my gardening activities for early in the morning or in the evening after dinner, when it is cooler. The garden and landscape do not take a