The weather is often detrimental and can cause great harm to growing plants. Implementing ways to defend against the weather will ensure your plants live for many cycles. Use these ways to protect your garden from the weather to shelter your vegetation.
Use an Automatic Plant Waterer
Keeping plants hydrated throughout the seasons isn’t easy, especially during months with dry heat. Use an automatic plant waterer to ensure plants receive the hydration they need to grow. You can install an automatic waterer in several ways.
For a DIY approach, simply poke holes in a water bottle cap and stick the filled, capped water bottle upside down into your garden bed or pots. You can also install plastic stakes with openings to screw water bottles into and let the water drain slowly.
Add these automatic waterers around the garden, placing them in each corner and in separate spaces near the center. These devices are especially helpful during heat waves and clear, sunny days when the relentless heat dries out the soil.
Use a Mesh Cover
Various types of precipitation will fall on your garden. This is generally harmless, but heavy rainfall or snow can harm your garden’s growth. To prevent such harm, you’ll need to install a cover.
Mesh is an ideal form of cover for any garden. The spaces in between the material ensure circulation and help sunshine reach the plants while still providing a protective barrier against the elements. Metal mesh in particular helps create healthy mid-door environments surrounding the garden.
Wrap your garden’s perimeter in mesh to create a vertical barrier, and add a layer to the top as a cover. Your plants will get protection from heavy precipitation in every direction with a well-ventilated barrier surrounding them.
Cover Seedlings With Terracotta Pots
If you have spare terracotta pots, you have a means of protecting the seedlings of the garden. When the frost starts to creep in and you need a quick way of covering young plants, place the pots over them as a frost guard.
Terracotta has excellent weather resistance and keeps what’s inside safe from the cold. The porous nature of the clay benefits the seedling underneath that needs air circulation to prevent decay. Once temperatures rise, remove the pot and continue the usual watering schedule.
The weather may be bad sometimes, but staying prepared helps protect the plants you’ve cultivated. Use these ways to protect your garden from the weather to create a safe space for your flora to grow.