This year’s drought will have left its mark on your garden; even after the welcome rain of the past few days, lawns are still looking very brown and we’ve a long way to go until water reserves are restored to normal levels.
Here is a selection of our previous articles looking at everything from drought tolerant plants to what to do with your lawn after a year of drought.
Lawn Recovery After A Hot, Dry Summer
Drought and sustained hot weather are tough on our lawns. It often takes all winter for many lawns to really pick up, and this delay means that by the end of the winter, many gardeners find they have sections of what was once lawn, inhabited by moss and weeds.
What to do? (Hint: replacing your entire lawn with new turf is almost certainly not necessary)!
Drought Tolerant Plants
Any sustained period of hot, dry weather provides us with a timely reminder that drought tolerant plants are now the order of the day in most gardens.
A good rule of thumb when looking for drought resistant plants is to be guided by nature… so what plants are star performers in drought conditions?
How To Cope With Hot, Dry Areas Of The Garden
Hot, dry areas of the garden can be quite a challenge for the gardener, particularly if the soil is very free draining or consists mainly of clay.
Irrigation is an expensive option, and considered eco-unfriendly by many people. So rather than battle the conditions, why not work with them – it’s far easier and more rewarding. We’ve split our tips into three sections: Seating | Planting | Soil, Watering & Mulching