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What Should a Gardener Do in Case of Drought

If you know in advance that rainfall is not expected for some time, or if you are already experiencing a drought, you need to protect your garden. Here’s what to do:-

1] Mulch everything, including trees and shrubs, in order to conserve moisture.

2] If necessary, just water the most substantial vegetation such as trees and shrubs.

3] Ignore the lawn, annuals, and perennials. The lawn will rejuvenate itself in the fall and flowers can always be replaced.

I came across this sound advice in the book Digging Deep by Fran Sorin

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