Hot tips on how to keep your cool this summer

Jackie French
December 10 2023 - 5:00am

A garden can cool your house by 25C degrees with a lot of time, investment, and under very specific conditions. But even a few small changes can reduce the heat in your house and garden by 5C degrees - enough to make life bearable, instead of feeling like a stranded fish gasping on the hot sand.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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