Caring for Drought Prone Gardens
How to Care for Drought Prone Gardens
Gardening in drought-prone regions such as California, Nevada and Utah can be a challenge. Water targeting systems such as HydroRoot are ideal to keep your garden thriving when outdoor watering is constricted. HyrdroRoot encourages deep root systems to grow downward requiring less water as the plant grows, increasing drought tolerance.
Gardening in Drought Tips:
- Keep your garden hydrated weekly or every other week. Watering too often discourages the roots from growing deep into the soil where is stays moister longer. Watering too often is also inefficient as more water is lost due to evaporation.
- Apply mulch 2-3 inches deep over the soil. This keeps the soil cool and shields the ground from the sun. The moisture stays in the soil longer and is accessible to your other plants.
- Eliminate the use of garden fertilizers. Fertilizers encourage plant growth - the more plants grow, the more mositure they require.
- Weed roots take mositure away from the soil. It's important to pull and eliminate weeds out of the garden especially during a drought.
- Remove dead flower beds before they seed. Your plants will put more energy into producing seeds. This is energy they need water for.
- Choose native plants that will thrive best in your region. A list of the top native plants can be found here.
HydroRoot Drought Solutions
HydroRoot waters plants at the root and limits wasted water. Want to learn more? You can contact us by FILLING OUT THIS FORM or calling 231.330.6597.