Your garden during monsoon seasons may seem to flourish due to additional moisture (humidity) in the atmosphere. However, remember that your plants might not need so much moisture. One risk that your garden faces is that plants might develop worms or root rot due to the surplus watering. So bear in mind that you should usually not overwater your plants, especially after monsoon rains. After 3 pm daily, never water your plants.
Adding Fertilizer Helps
You may need to fertilize at this time since nutrients in the soil may get washed away. One option is using organic fertilizer that is “slow-releasing”. This may allow your potted plants and even plants in the ground to get the right proportion of nutrients. However, be sure your organic fertilizer comes from a safe source. Never use decomposed feces if you’re not sure where it was sourced from.
Always fertilize your plants in the morning, never in the afternoon. If you are doubtful about the fertilizer source, use inorganic fertilizers instead. Also, always check for the correct fertilizer proportion to avoid overfertilizing your plants.
Remove Stagnant Water from Pots
You should ensure that your potted plants have well-draining soil. Before watering, stick a finger in the soil to check for moisture. If the water tends to stay in the pot, you need better draining soil. Plants in the ground should also have well-draining soil. Otherwise, you need to transplant them into pots as well.
You should also check the protective plate under pots for stagnant water. This residual water may encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. So, just remove that plate and pour out the water before replacing it under the pot again.
Protecting Outdoor Plants
If you have plants outside your home, you can mitigate the impact of monsoon rains. Just buy a perforated sheet that you can lay over the plants. The rain will seep through the sheet but won’t batter your plants. At the same time, you won’t need to water at all. This applies especially to care for young plants.
Your garden may seem to attract more pests when the monsoon arrives. Your ornamentals can be sprayed with fungicide and pesticide once a week for ?garden maintenance. But refrain from using these poisons on your edible plants such as vegetables to avoid poisoning yourself and other people.
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