The summer season has negatively affected a lot of lawns and gardens. Before the month of July alone, more than 40,000 heat records have been broken all across the world. A lot of landscape designs had a hard time recovering from the first few weeks of intense heat. You see a lot withering and grey patches just about anywhere. Furthermore, the most sensitive gardens have been affected by the worldwide spread of drought.

Fortunately, the summer season has come to an end. If your home garden is still thriving until this time, then most likely, you have taken the right precautions in dealing with the worst things that the summer season has to offer to your garden. If your garden, however, is already barely holding on, what follows are some home gardening tips to prevent droughts as well as maintain a healthy home garden during extremes of weather conditions.

1. Nutrients
If you are bringing your garden back to life or planting a fresh garden, you have to make sure that your soil is fully-packed with nutrients. Nutrient padding helps hold water and ensures that your fragile plants will be making the most of the water that is given to them. For your garden to get the most nutrients, combine your soil with some well-rotted compost or manure.

2. Young plants
Planting younger flora into your garden is not just for starting fresh but also for getting something during harsh weather conditions. Most home gardens start with pre-grown potted plants that are then transferred into the soil. These plants typically adapt to greenhouse or nursery conditions and not the harsher conditions that most natural plants learn to adapt to. You are just like releasing your domesticated animal into the wild. It will not last a long time. Thus, you should practice planting younger plants in harsher conditions for them to thrive and adapt to drought better because they can grow accustomed to the weather at a much younger age.

3. Mulch
Mulching is one of the most effective ways to conserve water. Mulch helps to protect the roots and water from evaporation, hold water in the soil, and prevent the growth of water- and nutrient-stealing weeds. Usually, mulch that is most effective is one that comes between 3- and 6-inch layers. Just make sure that as the mulch decomposes, you have to maintain this layer. Nonetheless, you should avoid over-mulching as it could lead to your roots becoming over-stressed and could serve as a bed for rodents to consider as their own home.

4. Water
To prepare your home garden during conditions where they will be needing water the most, you have to make sure to optimize every drop of water that they will need. If your home garden is situated in mountainous terrains, watering can be difficult to do when drought sets in. This is because the ground has a brittle nature that often leads to sprinkler water running off your garden soil that is impenetrable. When you lack a functional irrigation system, then you should go for a soaker hose. A soaker hose helps to provide deep and slow soak to your garden that will permeate to your soil and efficiently get to your roots in no time.

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