One of my best gardening tips is to plant on a cloudy day (and if the forecast calls for rain later or the following day, all the better!). This also goes for trimming shrubs.
As plantings really start to take off and the season progresses, Murph will be out there buzzing away with his hedge cutter. We learned our lesson years ago when we were so happy to be catching up on our trimming on the most beautiful sunny day. A few days after that day of great accomplishment, we noticed that the tops of all our boxwood was burnt! Yikes!
We learned our lesson the hard way. In the garden, it’s all about doing and learning.