Rain is great news for your garden most of the time, but it is still important to check your plants over after any rain. This is because when it rains it can lead to problems for your rows of plants or cause puddles to form in certain areas. If you want to make the most out of the rain, it is essential that you take the time to make sure that your garden is in good shape, every time it rains.
Check the Soil
The first thing you should do to check in on your garden after rain is to see how the soil is doing. A few different problems can happen with your soil if it is exposed to a lot of rainwater. The first thing is that your soil may become displaced in a way that is harmful for your plants. If this happens, you need to redistribute the soil so it can protect your plants and provide them with moisture. The soil may also become too wet after rain, in which case you want to make sure that you have an easy way for water to run off of your soil and into a new area.
Check for Pests
Sometimes a rainstorm can present an amazing opportunity for pests to get into your garden. Checking for pests after rain can help you to avoid a problem and keep your plants in good shape. Many kinds of pests like to be in a moist environment, so it helps to make sure that you check for those kinds of pests after it rains. During wet weather, slugs and snails may damage some of your newer plants.
Prepare in Advance
One of the best things you can do with your garden when it rains is to make sure that you prepare for the rain in advance. You can’t do this every time, but when you know it is going to rain, make sure you have some protection in place. Digging a trench for water to take to get out of the garden is a great starting point. You could also consider a protective barrier that can go over your plants while it rains. These proactive steps can help to make things easier on you when it does rain.
Taking care of your garden is a lot of work, but it usually pays off in the end. Take advantage of the rain when it comes but check on your garden as well when the rain finishes. That way you can offer the protection your garden needs.
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