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Bad Weather Gardening Tips

Bad Weather Gardening Tips

Rain Drops FallingAs spring approaches, we brace for those spring storms and with them comes lots of rain. Tending to your garden during the rainy season can be a bit more complicated than many think. Make sure to follow these simple tips for gardening in bad weather.

Remove Rain-damaged Plants

Not only will this make your garden look cleaner, it also encourages more growth among your flowers. Often when you sheer off old wilted flowers, you will be rewarded with fresh growth after a nice shower.

Prevent Slugs and Snail Damage

With the increase in rain, snugs and snails come out to play. Make sure to protect the young and new plants that haven’t had a chance to root completely. Many find that slug pellets work well in keeping them at bay.

Watch For Wart-Like Growths

When you start to see weird wart-like growth on the underside of leaves and on the stems, you may have a case of oedema. This is a condition of an over-watered plant. If you start to see these growths, hold off on watering for a few days.

Don’t Overwater

After a long period of heat, and large downpours, plants tend to be stressed. Too much water can damage the roots of the plant. Keep track on your rainfall and make sure that you aren’t watering your garden too much on top of precipitation.

Flood dangers

If you live near a larger body of water, make sure you have precautions incase your garden starts to floor. If you have any fruits and vegetables in your garden that have been covered in flood water, you should not eat them. They could contain dangerous bacteria and chemicals that have been washed into the flood.

If you need help getting your garden ready for the rainy season, contact Blooms Landcare at [phone] to speak with one of our experienced contractors today.