This year, Marylanders have faced their fair share of summer storms, high winds, and unrelenting heat and humidity. The consequences of high heat and poor watering habits have made themselves clear for some homeowners in the garden. No matter the size or contents of your garden, keeping your plants hydrated (though not overly so) is crucial. Gardeners must strike the delicate balance between overwatering and underwatering. Excellent drainage combined with wise watering habits can make this process easy. Keep your plants hydrated this summer by following these tips and using natural stone and other drainage solutions from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
Tips for Ensuring Proper Hydration in the Summer Months
Without enough water, your grass, ornamental plants, and shrubs may wither and die. However, overwatering can have consequences that are just as severe. Soggy roots and constantly damp foliage can lead to root rot, fungal growth, and damage from a wide range of pests. A popular approach is to water plants deeply but infrequently. Aim for early morning watering, and try to water the soil instead of leaves, bark, and stems. Early morning watering gives plenty of time for moisture on the foliage to evaporate throughout the day, minimizing the risk of fungal infections.
How to Use Natural Stone for Proper Drainage
If you tend to have a heavy hand when it comes to watering, you’re not alone. It can be hard to tell just how much water your plants need, and unexpected rain can add a massive amount of moisture to the soil in your garden. Creating a well-draining garden is critical, and homeowners and landscaping professionals have countless tools at their disposal. Natural stone is a common feature in landscapes due to its aesthetic appeal, but it can also help boost drainage and regulate moisture. Many properties feature natural stone drainage ditches, gravel walkways, stone pipe bedding, and other elements that provide optimal drainage.
Combine Natural Stone and Other Drainage Solutions
Lehnhoff’s Supply offers a wide range of natural stone products for all kinds of applications, but we also provide other types of drainage solutions for any property. EP Henry Permeable Pavers provide stunning aesthetics with excellent drainage. Products from NDS (a leading drainage solutions manufacturer) can help you avoid the effects of poor drainage on your property. Visit Lehnhoff’s Supply online or in-store today to explore all of your options!
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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