In the world of professional landscaping, it is a known fact that weather can either make or mar our efforts. To maintain the quality of your landscapes and gardens, FSI Landscape Supply provides insights on how to adapt your landscapes to weather conditions while utilizing effective landscaping supplies. (Source: Bob Vila, 14 Wise Ways to Weatherproof Your Garden, Bob Vila Staff and Kat Hodgins, March 22, 2023, https://www.bobvila.com/articles/garden-weatherproofing/ ).
Replace landscape plastic with mulch in garden beds.
The first section of this article focuses on replacing landscape plastic with mulch in garden beds. The use of landscape plastic has been quite popular, but mulch offers superior benefits.
“The use of mulch in garden beds not only gives your garden a natural, aesthetic appeal but also significantly improves soil fertility and controls weed growth. At FSI Landscape Supply, we provide different types of mulch suitable for different soil types and plants,” states FSI Landscape Supply.
Water plants before an expected freeze.
The article suggests that watering plants before an expected freeze is recommended to ensure plant survivability in freezing conditions.
“Water acts as an insulator for plant roots, preventing them from freezing quickly. As a leading provider of landscaping supplies, we recommend this as a precautionary measure for landscapes located in cold regions,” FSI Landscape Supply comments.
Set up a plant nanny.
A plant nanny can be a fantastic aid in maintaining your plant’s health, especially when you can’t be there all the time to care for them.
“Setting up a plant nanny provides consistent water supply to your plants. In combination with quality aggregates from FSI Landscape Supply, you can ensure optimal drainage and plant health,” according to FSI Landscape Supply.
Prevent garden erosion with mulch.
Mulch serves not just as a beautifying agent but also as a protective barrier against erosion.
“With our variety of mulch supplies, you can significantly prevent garden erosion. Mulch retains soil moisture and prevents the washing away of valuable topsoil,” FSI Landscape Supply highlights.
Trim hazardous trees and branches.
Trimming hazardous trees and branches is essential to safeguard your landscape from damage.
“Trimming trees helps prevent damage to property from falling branches. We recommend using natural stone in your landscaping design to reduce the impact of such occurrences, as stones can withstand the impact better,” advises FSI Landscape Supply.
Enlist earthworms to help with drainage.
Interestingly, enlisting earthworms can significantly improve your garden’s drainage.
“At FSI Landscape Supply, we believe in the power of nature to support landscaping. Earthworms help to break down organic material, improving soil structure and enhancing drainage,” the company notes.
Protect plants with plastic.
Protecting your plants with plastic can be beneficial in harsh weather conditions.
“Protection using plastic creates a mini greenhouse effect, but be mindful of the materials you use. In contrast, FSI Landscape Supply recommends bulk road salt for de-icing your landscapes during freezing weather conditions,” shares FSI Landscape Supply.
Switch to drip irrigation.
Switching to drip irrigation can improve water efficiency in your landscapes.
“Drip irrigation ensures water is directed to where it’s needed most – the plant roots. This system, paired with our high-quality landscaping supplies, can significantly improve your landscape’s water efficiency,” FSI Landscape Supply adds.
Turn over terra-cotta pots.
Turning over terra-cotta pots can prevent them from cracking in freezing weather.
“Using durable materials for your pots is essential. Natural stone pots from FSI Landscape Supply are an excellent alternative to terra-cotta due to their superior durability,” suggests FSI Landscape Supply.
Devise a lean-to for hail protection.
Creating a lean-to can offer your plants protection against hail.
“Effective use of lean-to structures can protect delicate plants during hail storms. Combining this with the use of mulch can provide a double layer of protection,” FSI Landscape Supply mentions.
Help your beds withstand flooding.
Helping your beds withstand flooding involves using proper landscaping supplies.
“FSI Landscape Supply offers a wide range of aggregates suitable for all weather conditions. Using these, you can help your beds withstand flooding by improving soil structure and drainage,” FSI Landscape Supply states.
Prepare for temperature spikes before they hit.
Preparing your landscapes for temperature spikes can safeguard them against extreme weather changes.
“By offering a comprehensive selection of landscaping supplies, FSI Landscape Supply helps landscaping professionals prepare for temperature fluctuations effectively,” the company remarks.
Use natural de-icers.
The article concludes with the use of natural de-icers, a safe and effective method to protect landscapes during winter.
“Using natural de-icers can be used in a pinch. However, bulk road salt and quality de-icing products are an effective way to prevent the build-up of ice on your landscapes. When applied strategically and with care, you can preserve the surrounding areas. Always ask your supplier for products that are safe for hardscapes and the surrounding environment,” concludes FSI Landscape Supply.
In conclusion, protecting landscapes and gardens from harsh weather conditions requires effective planning and the use of the right landscaping supplies. FSI Landscape Supply offers a wide range of supplies to cater to your landscaping needs, regardless of the weather.