Gardening Tips: Easiest Ways to Maintain a Monsoon Garden

Gardening Tips: Easiest Ways to Maintain a Monsoon Garden

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Let us guess - monsoon is almost here and you’re thinking about how it’s going to affect your gardening and garden maintenance? Well, first things first - it's time to switch up your routine!

The weather, depending on how windy, rainy, humid or muggy it gets, will definitely be impacting your home garden in different ways. However, if you are proactive and take the right steps, then your garden could benefit from the rainfall. And more importantly, avoid all the negative impacts of this period.

Here are a few gardening tips to follow for a perfect home garden throughout rainy seasons: 

Tips to Maintain a Monsoon Garden

1. Keep an Eye on the Garden Weeds

Removing Garden Weeds for Proper Garden Maintenance

Monsoon is the time for plant growth and that applies to all kinds of plants. So, weeds are also usually on the rise at this time, meaning they will need to be monitored and pulled out constantly.
Keep a check on unnecessary plant growth, or they will end up taking the nutrients meant for your monsoon plants. This is especially applicable to vegetable gardens because of the usage of the specific kind of soil for gardening them.

Also Read: Easy Ways to Control Weeds


2. Cover Up Your Plants for Extra Protection

Rain cover for garden maintenance

If the forecast says that you’ll be receiving a heavy rainfall, then it’s time to invest in some tarp or plastic coverings that can protect your garden plants. This will ensure that your plants aren’t inundated with water which could block the surface pores of the leaves.

Garden care for your small or delicate plants, can greatly vary. With these, it is usually a good idea to cover them up with cages. These can protect your plants, while still giving them enough room to develop and fully benefit from the rainfall.

Also Read: Protecting Plants from Heavy Rain


3. Think About the Garden Borders

Garden Borders for Plants

Have you always wanted to construct borders in your home garden but have never had the time or the motivation? Well, this is the perfect time because it will end up benefitting your entire garden.

Firstly, borders will make sure that excess water does not get into the main area in your garden. Secondly, they will add a beautiful visual element to your garden that you can be proud of. A border can be your big pre-monsoon project and one of the many ideal ways of garden care for your plants this monsoon.

However, remember that wood creates a safe space for fungus to grow, meaning your garden plants could easily be affected by fungus if you're using just wood for your garden borders. So, try to incorporate a little metal at the bottom so that the fungus does not find space to grow under the borders. 


4. Stay Away from the Wet Soil

Wet Soil in a Monsoon Garden

During monsoons, the soil is understandably more soaked than normal and thus can be easily damaged. After a night-long rainfall, be very careful as you step into your garden, especially around the areas where the roots are.

Heavy footfalls could cause soil compression which is what basically pushes out all necessary oxygen from the soil. So, if you stand on or walk around on the wet soil too much, if you're going to plant other plant's there later, they might face a lack of oxygen due to all of it being pushed out previously. 


5. Welcome the Earthworms

Earthworms to help with garden maintenance

Monsoon gardening can be a big success if you open your arms - and doors - to earthworms. Remember, monsoons are the perfect time for your plants to grow if they receive the right nutrients and minerals. So, if you spot any earthworms around your gardens, just let them do their thing! Why? Because they increase the fertility of the soil by just existing in it. 

Earthworms add nitrate to the soil to fertilize it and even aerate it by moving about under the surface. So, let these friends of the soil lend you a helping hand!

Also Read: What is Vermicomposting?

As a bonus tip, remember that this is the right time to use your natural fertilizers as this is when they will benefit your plants most!

Additionally, if you're unable to provide garden care for your plants the way they need, you can also make use of our Garden Maintenance Services to do the task for you so that you can remain carefree about your time with monsoon gardening! 


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