Trying to maintain a beautiful garden during wet weather can seem like an impossible chore. However, with a few tricks, it can be a lot less of a struggle. We’ve come up with our top gardening tips to prepare for the wet weather and what to do when it does arrive.
Create a Pathway
The first of our gardening tips is to create a pathway. With wet weather comes a lot of mud and puddles. Instead of walking through a muddy garden, create a pathway to get to different parts of your garden. For example, if you have a greenhouse or shed at the end of your garden, design a pathway of stones or pavement slabs through your garden to get to it.
Get Rid of the Weeds
Weeds love the wet weather and you’ll find that they’ll become a lot more prevalent after a heavy downpour. Luckily for you, this is the best time to get rid of them; the soil in your garden will be very wet and soft, making it a lot easier to pull out weeds right from the root. Make sure you act fast and remove weeds straight after a downfall to avoid them affecting your other plants.
The third of our gardening tips is to ensure you restore nutrients after we experience wet weather. Although you may think the rain is good as it saves you watering your plants, it will actually wash away a lot of the nutrients they need to flourish. After a downpour, make sure you replenish them with plant food. It may also be beneficial to research flowers that grow well during heavy bouts of rain.
Get Artificial Grass
The best way to avoid having an extremely muddy garden during wet weather is to get artificial grass installed. Rather than having a dull garden which has been washed out by rain, your garden will be looking as bright and beautiful as it would do during the summer. It also requires less maintenance, meaning you won’t need to venture out into a wet garden as often.
If our gardening tips for wet weather have helped you and you’d like to find out more about getting artificial grass installed ready for autumn, get in touch with the team at Prestige Lawns! Fill out a contact form online or give us a call on 01908 542422.