How To Look After The Garden During Monsoons

monsoon-garden-care All gardeners hail the monsoons as plants get adequate water and are saved from the heat of summer. However, too much water also ruins plants. If the area you live in is prone to water logging, it is necessary to take certain precautions to safeguard your garden against destruction.

Low-lying Gardens

If the garden is at a low level and tends to flood up, avoid planting any new saplings as these are bound to get destroyed. Larger shrubs and tress are fine as they will not get submerged. In order to allow the accumulated water to flow out, certain outlets can be provided.

Vegetable Patch/Garden

In the kitchen/vegetable garden, plants that can withstand heavy rain should be planted. Seasonal planting needs to be followed so that the maximum crop can be obtained. Worms and rodents make their appearance in such weather and, hence, food grade pesticides must be used. Alternatively, if you are against using pesticides, then all leafy vegetables from the garden should be thoroughly inspected for such insects.

Garden Shed

The garden shed that houses the tools should be leak proof as rain may ruin these implements. The floor of the garden shed should also be raised to a higher level in order to avoid water penetration. All electrical machinery, like grass cutters, should be kept indoors as they are bound to rust amidst high moisture levels and become redundant. Adequate oiling should be done to ensure that the grass cutter continues to work after the monsoons and does not become a piece of junk.

Weeding

Wild flowers and plants sprout all over the garden during the monsoons. These should be regularly weeded out in order to protect the other plants.

Large Trees


If the garden has large trees with spreading branches, it is advisable to chop off some branches that may break in rough weather and cause damage to whatever they fall on. Trimming of all shrubs can trees can be done prior to the onset of the monsoons.



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