Waysidegarden:Gardening Through Drought: 4 Easy Tips


Drought is one of the most disappointing things happen to a gardener. You work all year round, growing beautiful plants and your garden looks exactly how you want to watch. Everything can be included in only a few dry weeks in August. There are a few things you can do to give your garden the best chance of pulling through.

1. When it starts to dry cutting back on fertilizer or full stop.
Your plants do not need to try and grow, they should be focused on survival. Fertilizer stimulates growth and fluid intake.
2. Aerate your soil in spring.
This will be possible roots to access moisture and nutrients more easily, giving your plants a big jump in the drier months.
3. Water longer but less often.
Water deep in the ground, train your roots grow down, where the soil holds moisture. Shallow roots dry out very quickly.
4. Water in the morning.
Water your yard before 9 am, earlier if you can manage. Later in the day that you water is more likely to evaporate before your plants have a chance to enjoy.

If you live in an area that is susceptible to dry weather a look at Wayside Gardens' diverse line of drought-tolerant plants. You can also check your local nursery for native plants that are better able your environment .
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