Rainy days: Protecting Plants from Heavy Rain

Rainy days: Protecting Plants from Heavy Rain

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The rainy season gardening can be tricky for a gardener and the garden.
There’s the obvious relief from the dryness, humidity and heat from the summer months. This is the time to grow and flourish when plants begin to bloom and develop. Also, this reduces your burden of regularly watering your plants. Mother Nature simply does this for you! But there’s always the lurking danger of what happens during a heavy rainfall? Can it damage or ruin your rainy plants? Can it destroy your garden and flood all your hard work?

Well, most times, situations aren’t that extreme. However, if you’re living in a region that is known to get sudden bouts of heavy rainfall, then you need to be protecting yourself.

Now, how can you manage that? That’s why we’re here! With these pointers, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of the monsoon without it letting you drown away in problems.


• Taking Care of Plants in Rainy Season: Care Tips for a Thriving Monsoon Garden

Here's how to protect plants from rain and any damage it may cause: 


1. Ensure Water Runoff

Ensure Water Runoff with Rainwater Harvesting

The first is the most obvious danger. If water is allowed to accumulate in your garden, then it will percolate into the soil and eventually drown the roots and destroy the plants.

So, for starters, all you need to do is build a simple canal or channel that will take all the excess water from your garden into a drainage or collection area. That's how to save plants from heavy rain by ensuring less water accumulation. 

Also Read: The Best Rainwater Harvesting Methods


2. Rain Cover for Garden

Rain cover for protecting plants

The next thing to do for protecting plants is to keep them safe from the actual excess rainfall. If your garden is in an open area with most of the plants also in the open, then this is something you’ll definitely need to look into.

So, locate a wide tarp, one that doesn’t let the water percolate too much and erect it around your garden. Ensure to mainly cover all the vulnerable smaller flowers and herbs with the tarp.


3. Wind Protection with Some Support

protecting plants from winds in rainy seasons with trellises

Heavy rains are sometimes accompanied by strong winds. These can be even more damaging to your plants because they have the power to uproot your weakest ones while severely damaging the others.

To save them, securing and protecting plants and all your trellises with extra support and ties is essential. Add some additional beams if you feel that that’s necessary. Here, another question arises - how to protect potted plants from heavy rain? For the smaller plants that may be in pots, cover them with cages or similar constructions or simply bring them inside if you have the space.

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4. Prune all the Damaged Parts

Pruning dried out flowers in rainy season

This step can be followed before, during and even after massive, damaging rainfall. If you spot any shoots or limbs that are browning, look weak and as if they’re going to fall off, then cut them off immediately. This will prevent the problem from spreading into the other parts of the plant, and give it a good chance of developing healthily once again after the monsoon season comes to an end.

Also Read: Understanding Pruning


The extra care that you put in today will surely be a reward tomorrow, so follow these rainy season plant care tips for a thriving monsoon garden!


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