Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them.
It is possible to help gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.
Start by assessing the current condition of the landscape. Remove dead plants as soon as possible; they can harbor insect and disease organisms that can infest healthy plantings. Consider replacing struggling plants with healthy plants better suited to the space, growing conditions and landscape design.