Water is the need of all gardens but the rainy season can be a challenge for gardening because of the heavy rainfall. Heavy rainfall brings some common issues to the garden like soil erosion, waterlogging in plants and pest and disease problems.
During the rainy season, you have to make extra efforts to beautify your garden being embellished with decorative plants and flowers. The cool breeze along with the rainwater is a perfect synergy for bringing back greenery to your place.
Here are some safety concerns should be kept in mind to maintain the garden during this season.
Remove Stagnant Water
The major issue of erosion of soil is the accumulation of rainwater in the garden. This results in a lack of nourishment in the plants. So, ensure that set up a proper drainage system and all the stagnant water should move out of the garden through that system.
Remove Unwanted Plants
The unwanted plants are called weeds and the process of their removal is called weeding. Weeding is a very essential part of garden maintenance in the rainy season. They take the nourishment from the soil and grow up rapidly.
Therefore, we should always remove unwanted plants and grass from the garden at regular intervals of time.
Remove the green algae patches from the surface of the soil immediately. Put on the gloves and start removing the algae that begin to with the onset of the monsoon.
Add Fertilizers to Your Soil
Try to feed powdered organic fertilizers to your soil. It will help the soil to retain its nutrients. The hummus in the soil will help to reduce the occurrence of leaching.
Mix Organic Matter in the Soil
Organic matter like manures, compost,and leaf mold helps in increasing the quality of the soil. A good soil structure drains away from the excess moisture from the soil.
Grow Edible Plants
In wet weather with a lot of humidity pick edible plants to grow. If you grow these types of unwanted products which you have to put in a stack or vine, then there is a high possibility of its spoilage. Pests attack is common in the rainy season.
You can also use rain water if your garden is in a low lying area. Don’t let the rainwater to escape. Instead, collect the run-off water. Now use this water for the plants that need more water by moving water-loving plants to a different zone. The plants that don’t need much water should be grown in a different place and environment.
Cover Your Plants
It is necessary to shade your plants during the rainy season. Because in the rainy season, there is a higher risk of fertile soil erosion which is not at all good for plants.
There are perforated sheets available in the market, which are specially designed for gardening purposes. These sheets allow rainwater to reach the plant and also prevents soil erosion. So the soil doesn’t become too soft.
Befriend the Earthworms
Earthworms play a major role in gardening. They ensure that soil never loses its fertility. They keep the soil aerated. They ensure that the water percolates below the surface. Therefore one should utilize earthworms and fertilizers during the monsoon to increase the fertility of the soil.
Manage to Provide Light to your Plants
In the rainy season, low illumination with a less lux parameter becomes an issue for plants. One has to manage to provide artificial sources of light to the plants in your garden. This will fulfill their need for sunlight.
Rainy season is a time for growth; you just have to contribute some time to your garden.
If you do all the above activities, it will allow your garden to grow, you can accrue the benefits of a good garden and you may pass on your leisure time in the midst of plants and flowers.