As we move into the warmest months of the year, it is important to pay attention to the amount of moisture available to plants in your garden. Heavy rains in the spring can be followed by the driest of summers. Plant selection becomes even more crucial in areas prone to drought. Check the drought trends in your area as you make plant selections for replacing or expanding sections of your garden. Select plants that are suitable to your environment.
Viewer Tip: Provide a layer of mulch (shredded leaves work well) around plants , which helps retain soil moisture. Measure rain water with a rain gauge and only water when your garden really needs it. These strategies will help you save money and resources this summer.
This information is provided by the New England Wild Flower Society. Learn more at www.newenglandwild.org.