Keeping your grass green is doable for most of the year. However, if you’re living in one of the driest inhabited continents on Earth, how do you fare that? The constant 40c heatwave and lack of rainy days make it hard for grass to hydrate and grow.
In case you haven’t guessed, it is Australia. In spite of its dry climate, the native plants in Australia have evolved extraordinarily to adapt to the current conditions. Yet, the grass is the only
Grass tip 1: Water
Water is the source of all life. Everything from a cactus to a wattle needs a little bit of water to survive. Hopefully, you have installed a water tank at your property so you can keep up the watering over summer. The best way to keep your garden hydrated is to buy a timer from any hardware or garden store. Timers are cheap and they ensure that your garden gets it daily drink in case you forget. You can hook the timer up to a drip irrigation system if you want to keep your garden bed wet. Or, if you have a fern area, the best thing to do is hang the irrigation system up high. Drip irrigation systems are the best because they only deliver the amount of water the plant needs instead of soaking them and wasting precious water.
The best way to check if your plants need more water is to check the soil. If the soil drinks everything after you’ve watered it and the soil still feels dry, it’s a good sign you need to increase your water allotment.
Sun gives life and the sun takes it away, especially in the plant kingdom. Some plants just aren’t supposed to be subjected to large amounts of sun. So, it’s important you know your pants and provide the ones that don’t like the sun with enough shade. Ferns should always be covered by shade cloth and so should a lot of other plants that tend to thrive in darker areas.
Your ferns may have survived the winter sun but they’re going to struggle with the intensity of summer, so grab some timber and some shade cloth and erect a little tent for your shade-loving plants.
Trim Your Bushes, Shrubs and Trees
You need to trim back the lower limbs of all your bushes, shrub and trees because the lower halves of these plants are water hogs. They suck up all the water you give to them and don’t leave any for their far more attractive upper halves. You’ve got to take from the bottom to feed the top if you want your bushes, shrubs and trees to see another winter.
So, there you go. It’s not impossible to have a green garden throughout December, January, and February. Follow these tips and you’ll be relaxing amongst a green, lush, and vibrant garden all summer long.
Of course, if you fill your garden with native plants you can just sit back and watch the wonders of adaption.
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