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Today, as we move from the risk of drought to the flood alarm, it is important to keep an eye on the weather forecast and be ready for anything, in order to be able to take cover whatever the sky has in store for us, scorching sun or non-stop rain for days. This is why it is good to start learning how to protect flowers from rain and plants of our garden and our balcony. Water is undoubtedly essential for their growth but it can also be violent and cause damage. A bit like human beings with food, you need the right amount, without ever exaggerating.

Why protect the flowers from the rain

When violent showers arrive or rainy days become many and one after the other without interruption, even the plants most in need of water can no longer take it and need our help in order not to succumb.

One of the most frequent problems is the humidity rate too high that is recorded and which is not always pleasing to all plants and flowers. They are not all tropical, on the contrary, ours are mostly used to a Mediterranean climate. Even the rponds of water in the ground, when they form, they are tremendous and can be lethal to many of the plants we host in the garden.

Speaking of "dangers" related to the weather, one cannot fail to mention the hailstorm that occasionally surprises us and also damages our cars equipped with bodywork, let alone the plants, their tender leaves and the delicate flowers. The flowers fall, the leaves sometimes too, or are hit, but it is even more serious when they create wounds in the trunk and in the bearing branches. Very often the plant heals itself but the situation must be kept under control just like for human wounds. It's that easy the wound "becomes infected", if attacked by parasites.

How to protect flowers from rain

Rain, and even hail, are uncontrollable and sometimes even unpredictable, but we can equip ourselves as best we can so that our flowers and their respective plants do not have major damage.

To prevent violent rains from hurting the trunks and main branches of plants we can build with waterproof fabric some protective "caps" with which to wrap their bases so that even the roots are partly covered. When very abundant water will tend to accumulate and it is therefore necessary to provide channels in order to direct it towards areas of the garden where it cannot do damage, especially for what
it's about stagnation. We can help with some stones, to create the channels, and then with sand that absorbs excess water.

If we want to make a more effective but also more demanding intervention, we can use flanges, that is, real pipes that are to be installed in the ground and that go and constitute real drains. The rainwater will flow there and then accumulate in containers that we will put at the end of this water drainage system.

If we are often victims of abundant and persistent rains, it is worth investing to carry out this more massive intervention but certainly more decisive than the previous one. Otherwise, the risk is to continue to arrange stones and sand every time semi destroyed by the anger of the sky.

How to protect flowers and plants from hail

Since we have already mentioned it, let's see how to behave to try to limit the damage created by hail. There are real ones today anti-hail nets which can be very useful in preventing damage. They are recommended for gardens of any size and type, to prevent all our future crops from being destroyed in a few hours. These nets are not at all difficult to install, they are also good for home gardens made as a hobby, and we can even remove them when the risk of hail is far away.

You don't need to be an expert for to install this type of structures but we must pay attention to structural details such as the base on which we fix them. It must be a very solid support because if the hail is violent or particularly abundant, there must be no risk of it collapsing. An anti-hail net that collapses on our garden can cause considerable damage.

If we live in a particular area hit by hail, we can also evaluate the option of installing permanent networks that protect our garden. They obviously cost more but at the same time we do not have the risk of collapse and we also gain protection against birds who usually come to taste the delights of our garden. In order not to deprive it of sunlight, it is better to put white nets if there are no counter-orders from the point of view of landscape constraints.

To protect plants, on the other hand, there are no such practical structures because they have very different dimensions and would be really complex. In this case the "mechanical" prevention it becomes difficult but we can make sure that the injured plants do not fall victim to the attacks of parasites who want to take advantage of their weakness. To strengthen them before it happens we can take advantage of natural and artisanal remedies without relying on chemicals. The extract of grapefruit seeds it is an excellent solution and also the hydroalcoholic solution of propolis but we can also range on copper-based products used in organic farming.

Few are aware that hail can also cause damage to the soil itself, and therefore indirectly to the plants that grow there. Following a hailstorm it may happen that a hard layer is formed that prevents oxygen from reaching the plants. With a work of weeding the soil we will therefore break this rigid layer that is likely to to choke the inhabitants of our garden. Always after the hail we do a monitoring of the fruit trees and we remove all the fruits that have been damaged. Some will be saved, perhaps for a jam, and in this way we let the tree recover and ripen the intact fruits and those to come.


Video: How to Prepare a Garden for LOTS of Rain (June 2022).


Comments:

  1. Ueman

    Brilliant phrase

  2. Kebar

    Anything can be

  3. Dionysius

    No time for love now, fin. crisis is a serious thing

  4. Zulukinos

    I regret, but nothing can be made.



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