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The Drought May Be Over, But Here’s How to Garden If It Returns

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 28 August , 2019
drought, gardening, drought friendly plants, gardening san diego, juniper landscape company

For the first time since late 2011, California is free of drought. Still, residents have become adept at water conservation and learning to tolerate drought conditions – especially in their yards and gardens.

In this issue, the professional San Diego landscape designers with Juniper Landscape will give you suggestions for helping your gardens survive during especially long stretch of hot summer weather.

  1. Water deeply.
    The goal is to deliver the water to the roots of the plant. Keeping the water at a shallow depth can train the roots to grow only near the surface – which makes the plant very fragile. Instead, you can use an in-ground soaker or provide water from above slowly and deeply. Watering too quickly can waste a lot of water, especially if you have dry soil.
  2. Water at the right time.
    The ideal time for watering your plants and gardens is during the early morning hours. Late afternoon is also a good time. The reasoning behind this is to avoid direct sunlight that could make the water quickly evaporate.
  3. For landscape trees, focus water on the dripline.
    Plants can easily lose moisture via their leaves, so the better idea is to focus the water for landscape trees on the dripline (this is the outer perimeter of the plant branches, where moisture will be absorbed through feeder roots).
  4. Seal in the moisture with mulch.
    By adding 1-2 inches of mulch around your plants and trees, you’ll be able to seal in moisture and cut back on your watering. Mulching will also decrease the number of weeds around the plant.

For personalized ideas and help with your garden and yard, call Juniper Landscape Company.

For professional and expert advice on making the entrance of your home or business really stand out, get in touch with the professionals here at Juniper Landscape Company.

We can help you with the selection and placement of plants as well as provide year-round professional maintenance.

For more information about how our expert team can work with you, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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