Storms, heat waves, drought, torrential rain, these all are examples of changing weather, which affects the plantations in our garden. As a gardener, one should know what all changes a garden demands as the climate changes to maintain the goodness of soil and strength of plants.
Select native plants
Because of globalization, we see so many non-native plants in the local gardens or even at our home gardens. This is good from the point of view that biodiversity is a good quality to be in our ecosystem. However, it has its downfalls as well. When the non-native plants come into the ecology, they sometimes bring with them diseases that the local plants have no immunity for, so they ruin the health of local plants.
This phenomenon makes non-native plants omnipresent and the native plants seem to vanish. Besides, native plants are accustomed to the local environment and temperature, so even if the temperature changes, they easily adapt but the non-native plants do not. Suppose temperature rises and the non-native plants are not habitual, you will end up watering them every few hours, which is not feasible. Therefore, include all native plants to your garden.
Mulch it hard
Mulch, as you know is a protective shield that protects plants from the scorching heat, as it locks inside the moisture preventing evaporation and keeping the plant roots moist. Natural mulch works best to save your plants and to save garden wastes from going to landfill sites and polluting the environment. Suppose temperature falls, it snows and covers all plants but if you have given the protected shield to all the plants, the fall in temperature would cause them no harm at all. It goes for summers as well, layering of natural mulch made of compost works as a barrier that prevents water loss.
Use low-emission garden products and practices
Garden tool that are powered by gasoline emit lot of carbon dioxide, which you know is the primary culprit responsible for global warming. Other sources of such ominous emissions are pesticides and fertilizers based on fossil fuels. To avoid such emissions in your garden, you should use rakes, push mowers, compost, natural pest controllers and other low-emission tools and natural products to maintain your gardens.
Plant trees and shrubs
Trees and shrubs are much more helpful plantings that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, which small plants cannot really do. Not just this, trees make your garden look much more beautiful and enhance its comfort by adding shade to your otherwise too hot and shining garden. Summer shade and protection from winter winds that trees provides are helpful in saving plants in your garden from adverse climatic conditions.
Choosing the grass
It is not just the plants in your garden that are affected by the climatic changes and help bringing climatic changes but the grass as well. The type of grass that you choose for your lawn has a lot to do with the temperature.
Gardens help averting global warming but generous watering and fertilizer usage releases nitrous oxide that is not a climate friendly emission. To make your garden climate friendly, you ought to pick grass species that is drought tolerant, and whenever you mow grass, leave the grass clippings there only to fertilize the soil.
Too much or no water condition
When too much of water is pouring down from sky, it can damage your plants in the garden. In such conditions you should invest in sheds that cover your plants so that too much of water pour does not take toll on their health. On the other side, drought like conditions demand more and more addition of organic compost and mulch, that helps soil retain water for long.
Gardeners must know their garden well, they should know what every plant demands and when.