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How to survive garden drought

Summer has come to Denmark, and the past several weeks, we have virtually uninterrupted experienced sunny and dry days. the Lack of rain has made it a challen

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How to survive garden drought

Summer has come to Denmark, and the past several weeks, we have virtually uninterrupted experienced sunny and dry days.

the Lack of rain has made it a challenge to care for the garden. For when the sun shines happens there is great evaporation through plant leaves, and therefore they need far more water than normal.

When you fit in with the garden in this time, you should therefore begin by looking to the newly planted plants, saith the haveekspert Jesper Carl Corfitzen.. the newly Planted plants are plants that are planted in the year, or trees and shrubs that are planted within the last three years.

- If the new plants in the garden is not watered, they begin to suffer in the drought. The new plants will not come down deep in the ground with the roots yet.

- Only the newly planted hedges, trees and shrubs, a rose garden, the vegetable garden, the greenhouse, and plants in pots should be watered. The rest must fend for themselves, says haveeksperten.

He asks haveejerne prepare, that not all plants get through the dry summer.

- It is not all plants can survive a dry period, and that's it. Hold the life in it, you can.

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You can find out whether the plants need water by sticking a finger in the soil and feel whether the soil is moist. Is the soil dry 1-2 cm down, is there not water enough. Newly planted perennials should be watered well through the week.

Plants in pots should basically watered daily. You can reduce the need for water by providing pitchers in the shade.

newly Planted trees and shrubs must have 1-2 cans per day. plant 1-2 times a week. Tires possibly. the soil around trees and shrubs with dækbark or a layer of compost, since it can hold moisture.

In the vegetable garden you can cover the plants and herbs with skyggenet or nonwovens, which reduce the evaporation.

is the plants that are suitable for a dry soil, or exposed to extreme weather phenomena.

He explains that there is a big difference in what plants are most in need of water. Overall, doing the mediterranean herbs, for example, better than common culinary herbs, which need regular watering.

- In my garden I have many of the rhododendron. They did excellent last year, where there came a lot of rain. In the year it is a different story. They require much attention, because of the rhododendron must have much water to thrive. Therefore, it can also be a good idea to choose drought-tolerant plants instead of the more vandkrævende plants, says Jesper Carl Corfitzen.

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The best time to water the garden is early morning or late evening.

On the morning or during late evening hours utilize you is quite simple water is best, because the water does not evaporate as quickly, says Jesper Carl Corfitzen.

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do you Have fruit trees in the garden, you might find that the fruits fall from the trees earlier than usual.

- In the course of the summer, stand the trees with the worst and smallest fruits, but because of the drought, smoking, more fruits than normally. The trees become stressed, when it is so dry. In order to stay alive stand the of the fruit. But worry not, there is still talk about a natural fraskilning of the fruit, says haveeksperten.

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You don't need to water the lawn, although it is yellow and dry. The lawn enough time to recover after the drought. Photo: Kim Gregersen

Several municipalities have introduced vandingsforbud, and Jesper Carl Corfitzen calls for to hold back with the watering of, for example, older trees, larger shrubs and the lawn, although it is yellow, since it will probably be green again, when it becomes a more normal Danish summer.

- It is important that we do not pøser with the water. We must hold back, have Jesper Carl Corfitzen, as even trying to save as much water as possible.

It comes for example to the expression, when he opens the water tap, when he should wash fingers.

- As the most other people, I let the water run a few seconds, so it can get hot. But in this drought I collect all the excess water in a bucket, which I then use to water some plants on the terrace. It is water that otherwise would go to waste, explains Jesper Carl Corfitzen.

Haveeksperten calls to give the birds and animals a helping hand by, for example, to establish a water bath.

In this time the animals have it harder than in the rainy periods with plenty of water. If you offer birds and other animals water, they will flock to the garden, points out, Jesper Carl Corfitzen.

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