11 things you must do to your garden before, during and after heavy rain

June 05, 2019

11 things you must do to your garden before, during and after heavy rain

After the dryer, warmer months our gardens love rain and cherish the healthy invigoration. However, heavy rain followed by winds can potentially ruin the hard work we have put into maintaining a beautiful garden.

To protect your garden before, during and after the monsoon follow these tips...


  1. Remove damaged limbs and shoots

Remove any dead limbs and shoots from your plants before a rain storm to reduce the risk of tangling and snapping and make them as well organized as possible.

  1. Support taller plants

For less secure tall plants heavy rain can be quite tough especially when followed with strong winds. To support taller plants use a metal or wooden rode into the ground and tie the plant to it gently. This will prevent it from snapping and protect it from any physical damage.

  1. Drainage

 Make sure there is enough drainage to prevent water collecting in a pool anywhere in your garden. Otherwise it will drown the nearby plants. Clean all the drainage's before the rain and ensure there is a proper outflow that slopes away from the garden.


  1. Cover the most delicate plants

During heavy rain cover fragile and young plants, especially vegetables and herbs, using a waterproof covering like tarpaulin. To ensure adequate drainage away from surrounding foliage make sure the covering is slanted in the right direction.

  1. Turn your compost

By mixing the damp with the dry under layers ensure your nutritious, rich compost is watered.


  1. Check your vegetable roots

 Make sure the roots are not exposed following soil erosion once the rain has stopped. Before they dry out recover them with compost or soil.

  1. Check your planters and pots

If the drainage is blocked these can easily become flooded. Before, during and after the rain check pots and planters and cover if necessary.

  1. Keep the snails and slugs at bay

Snails and slugs thrive in moist conditions. By putting salt you can keep them away.

During the monsoon most plants will flourish because your garden does love the rain. However, you will have to deal with planting and weeding issues. Try these...

  1. Pull up weeds by hand

When the soil is moist there is a possibility of the whole root breaking and snapping while you clear the weeds. So be extra careful when you pull up the weeds by hand.

  1. Pick lettuce

 After a good shower lettuce will be tender and sweet.

  1. Make the most of your mint

After a wet day it is lovely to drink a mint tea. The good news is mint thrives in moist conditions, so make the most of it.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Home Decoration Tips and Ideas

Give Your Hot-Humid Home a Fall Feel
Give Your Hot-Humid Home a Fall Feel

February 26, 2020

Try these lighter takes on autumn style if summer heat is putting a damper on your fall decorating…

View full article →

9 Best Plants for Balcony Gardens
9 Best Plants for Balcony Gardens

February 20, 2020

A balcony is a place where you can unwind after a hectic day. But due to different temperatures and light conditions, many of us may have never had much luck with growing plants in a balcony. But you will be successful in creating a beautiful private garden if you choose the right plants.

View full article →

Pro Tips for Choosing Artwork for Your Home
Pro Tips for Choosing Artwork for Your Home

February 12, 2020

To define the personality of the homeowner and their space artwork helps to a considerable extent. To give a home a character and also to tie certain pieces together they play a major role. The best thing about buying art is that it’s an investment as its value grows over time.

View full article →