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Small tips for adapting our gardens to the new climatic conditions

In the current weather conditions, the drying effect of the wind is particularly noticeable. On the other hand, a structured garden design is still quite effective. Tall trees provide shade and cool, shrubs and small trees use the space below and also create a favorable microclimate. Perennials and ground cover benefit from the shaded location. Laying out a level garden has long been common practice. Nowadays it should be rethought, because a slightly wavy profile with hills and valleys optimally protects the garden from drying out and flooding. The hills direct the water into the depressions, so it can collect there and slowly seep away. They also keep out wind and excessive solar radiation, thus preventing the plants from drying out. Such a floor profile is also very attractive in terms of design. In addition, you can create a beneficial habitat for our birds and insects.

With a colorful mixture of plants adapted to the location, you are always on the safe side, even in dry and hot weather. A layer of mulch made from lawn clippings or harvest residues also protects the soil from drying out. Heat tolerant plants such as sedum, hawthorn, field maple, for example only, will withstand the heat and provide shade for the more sensitive plants. A compost heap makes good use of leftovers in the garden. Humus is also an optimal fertilizer for our plants and helps to improve the soil. It stores water and slowly releases it back to the plants. So you can confidently do without peat and other additives. Mixing loam or clay into the soil is very useful, as it significantly improves the water retention capacity, especially in sandy soil. If available, rainwater should of course be used for watering.

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