Now that summer storm season has arrived, it’s important to protect your landscaping and gardening from their harsh effects. If you are tired of seeing your hard work get washed out with the rain, here are some of our best tips for protecting your garden from summer storms this year.
Remove Dead Branches
Dead branches aren’t just dangerous for your garden, they are also dangerous for your family! Dead branches can cause a huge amount of damage if they fall during a summer storm. Take the time to prune your trees at the start of the season and check for any further damage. If you need a tree removed, get the job done before summer storm season begins.
Mulch Your Garden
If you recently planted your garden and the soil is loose, a summer storm could wash out all of your hard work in minutes. Put down a layer of mulch to stop the nutrient-rich garden soil from washing away during a summer storm. Even if you have flower beds or a more protected container for your garden, it’s still a good idea to mulch.
Protect Young Plants
Do you have lots of new or young plants in your yard? Summer storms will completely ruin them unless you take the time to cover them up. If you would like to, you can invest in row covers to easily protect them during the storm and let them get sunshine the rest of the summer. If you don’t want to spend much to cover the plants, a simple tarp will be better than nothing!
Check Your Garden’s Drainage
Drainage is one of the single most important parts of landscaping. Is your garden draining properly? If you don’t have a drainage plan at the start of summer storm season, create one with a qualified landscaping design company like Evergreen Gene’s. The right drainage will keep plants watered, hardscaping in great condition, and your basement dry.
Call in the Professionals for Your Spring Landscaping Needs
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.