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You Should Protect Your Garden From Hailstorms

Garden in Hailstorm

Creating a garden is usually a wonderful and joyful thing but it could all vanish entirely in an instant from the weather. There isn’t anything that can be done to forestall the weather conditions from happening, and many a garden has been ruined because of that. Of course, we’re not able to always have sunlit days or we would be living in a desert with nothing beautiful to experience.

Without having rain, you can’t expect to have a prospering natural garden. It really does seem kind of tragic, though, to spend so much time producing a dream garden, and have it destroyed in one night with a violent hailstorm. You might enjoy having it rain initially since you don’t really need to go out of your way to water the plants yourself. It is all fine and dandy up until the water cascading from the sky turns to ice. Just about any gardener who has had a garden totally eliminated in a ten minute hailstorm knows that feeling.

The smartest thing you should be able to do is to safeguard your plants from a potential storm. One method of protection is to make use of a wire mesh screen that you can rollout and cover your garden once it starts to rain. It’s going to immediately protect your garden, if it turns to hail, and either way the water will drip through the screen onto your plants. However, it may be expensive to put together and it is not easy to build. In the event you have not been hit with a hailstorm, you can do something similar to this.

If your backyard garden is already wiped out, it is advisable to find a way to help recover your plants. You cannot really do much except to be patient and to take increased care with the surviving plants. You aren’t going to know how well your plants will survive after a bad hailstorm. In case you expect even more inclement weather, then you need to keep them covered and protected from the elements. When you are setting up your garden, you should have a good idea how often hailstorms occur in your area. For this reason, you will need an emergency method to protect your plants. You need to be prepared for the worst even if it almost never happens.

All it takes is a single hailstorm to destroy all the work you put in. It is advisable to take preemptive measures so that the worst can be avoided. You have invested a lot of time and effort in your garden so implement what you can to protect it.

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Fri, November 9 2012 » Gardening