POST MONSOON GARDENING..
Updated: Oct 11
Spending time in the garden areas on a gloomy day is always a pleasure. Given the present situation it is also very helpful to connect with nature after spending a lot of time indoors, studies have also found that living in a greener neighborhood can be good for health and well being.
Monsoons are the best time of the year for those who love gardening. When you pay attention, all sizes of trees and shrubs can be planted during the rainy season and it also eliminates much of the labour on developing and sustaining them.
Here are few ideas to make your garden area ready for post monsoons. From garden furniture to the construction of a herbal wall, inspire your visitors with personal touches, creating a truly beautiful place to relax when the rain stops to pour.
1. Give the furniture of the garden an instant lift by making your own table accessories. Use rosemary and lavender around the glass stems for an outdoor decorative and fragrant table.
2. Build a cosy fire pit area for cooler evenings or for continuing your party long into the night. Combine it with convenient seating and do not allow the visitors to leave.
3. If you want to create an welcoming environment in the evenings, lighting is important. Solar panel lights are a nice look in the backyard, and an eco conscious way to illuminate an outdoor area when the sun goes down.
4. On those heavy rainy days don't forget to offer shelter. Incorporate awnings or a parasol in the garden , a pergola and train climbers would also add up the beauty of the space.
There are few important factors to be taken care for your garden after the rains.
Most plants will survive our storms, but if you have extremely fragile plants or young plants, you will need some shelter or cover. Then switch them to more sheltered areas if they are in pots. Cover them with a tarp or plastic for in-ground plants but don't keep the cover on throughout sunny days.
Check the roots around your trees and plants after heavy rain to ensure that the rain has not washed away top soil, exposing roots. Recover anything that has a dense layer of mulch and bring it down to protect the soil and what lies underneath.
Removing weeds is better when the soil is humid. That way, the chance to take out all the roots of the plant is bigger, including taproots. They will start to grow back and shape new plants if any remain in the soil.
Check the Drainage. To avoid accumulating water anywhere in your yard, and potentially drowning nearby plants, ensure sufficient drainage is available. Make sure there is sufficient runoff that slopes away from the beds of the garden to ensure that it is not blocked.
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