How To Maintain Your Garden During Heavy Rain

Especially after an exhaustive drought, there is no doubt that your garden is in much need of a reprieve and a dusting of raindrops to save the day. However, what it does not need is the hard, constant slapping of raindrops during a rainstorm. You may think water is good for plants- what harm can a little over-watering really do? Plenty. It can damage the leaves, it can create a breeding ground for bacteria and it can also wash away the soil, leaving your roots vulnerable. So here are some important tips to keep in mind before, during and after those heavy showers.

Procedure Before

We can always feel it in the air when a storm is coming. Use that insight to get started on these procedures before the storm hits. Firstly, make sure to remove the plants that are already dead. These will merely get tangled up with the healthy plants once the rain starts and it’ll be hard to recognize which is damaged. Also make sure to support any of your taller plants as they will undoubtedly begin to bend when the winds and showers hit them. This might bring them to snap or cause damage so all you have to do is tie the plant to a metal or wooden pole rooted in the ground. Thirdly, make sure your drains are clear and if you can create any type of slope next to your garden, this will make sure that the water runs further away from it rather than accumulating in one place.

Procedure During

There are two steps to follow once the heavy showers begin (and just as well, you don’t want to spend any more time out there than necessary). Firstly, if you maintain a vegetable patch, your main worry is going to be framed around how you can protect that fragile, fresh produce that is still not ready to leave the soil. An easy step is to cover it with a waterproof covering and do so at a slope so that water runs off it, rather than collecting on top and pressing down. Next, make sure that your compost gets a good watering. Your plants may not need that excessive moisture, but there’s no rule to prevent your compost from getting it so mix up the dry levels underneath with the damp on top.

Procedure After

After the rains, it’s time to look at the damage that has been done. Your first step will be to look for any damaged/fallen trees. They will have to be removed immediately before any damage is caused to the property and electricity lines, and you can also invest in the eco-friendly service known as stump grinding north Brisbane. You’ll be able to use the stump for mulching later. Next make sure that none of your plants have exposed to roots- if so, cover them with soil compost. Also make sure to check your pots and planters as they can easily become clogged with water if your drainage system got blocked and finally be on the lookout for insects such as snails as they thrive in these conditions.

Follow these steps before, during and after heavy showers and you’re guaranteed to protect that beloved garden of yours to the best of your capabilities from harm.

 

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