In most parts of the country, trying to keep yards watered throughout the summer requires a huge amount of water. Which isn't so great if you live in a conservation-conscious area that restricts sprinkler use. The best way to beat the heat is with micro irrigation. This system of drip irrigation tubing and micro sprayers delivers water right to your plants.
You don't need a sophisticated irrigation network to supply micro irrigation—a roll of mainline tubing, a few connectors, some 1/4" tubing and the microsprinklers. Setting up a system to feed a backyard's worth of plant beds, shrubs, and trees takes just a few minutes of designing and an hour or so of connecting the various components. Then before you can pop open a cold one and admire your handiwork, your garden will be thanking you for its own liquid refreshment.