Don’t Let the Wind ruin Your Perfect Garden- Plant These Wind-Protected Flowers

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There’s nothing better than sitting in the garden on a beautiful day, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the peace and quiet. But if you live in an area prone to winds, your garden can quickly become a disaster area. Plants that aren’t protected from the wind can be damaged or even uprooted. If you want the perfect garden, you need to think about windbreaks that will help keep it healthy and blooming.

Hood for plant protection

Hood for plant protection
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If you live in an area with strong winds, you should consider buying special hoods that are easy to remove and put on the plant. They can be made of plastic and glass and vary in size. The size of the hood you buy will depend on the size of your plant you need to cover. You can buy hoods for 20 liters or more. Hoods are easy to use, you just cover the plant and press the hood to the ground. Hood on top or on the sides are small vents, which allows air flow. Instead of a purchased hood, you can make it yourself from plastic bottles. To do this, you need to cut off the bottom of the bottle, unscrew the lid and cover your plant with it. Remember to take as a plastic bottle should be translucent material, so that sunlight can pass through it unimpeded and nourish the plant.

It is allowed to use as a cap an ordinary plastic bucket, but necessarily with transparent walls. The top can be notched with a knife to open the air. This will also help to water your plant without hindrance.

Staves and poles for tall plants

Staves and poles for tall plants
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When planting tall plants, such as tomato, you can additionally strengthen them with stakes or poles. To do this, high poles are hammered into the soil next to the tomato, but it should be done carefully so as not to damage the root system of the plants. Additionally, you can tie the poles with a rope and the tomato itself, which will allow the plant to be held by half better in strong winds than without it. There can be more than one or two such poles. Everything will depend on the height and width of your seedlings.

Windbreak

Windbreak
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Trees and shrubs are an important part of any farm or home landscape. They protect the soil from erosion, provide privacy, and even help save energy. But did you know that they can also be used to protect your garden from high winds? If there is no way to do this in advance, or if you have already purchased a plot without trees and shrubs, then you can form a windbreak wall from bales of straw, large rocks, wood and other material. They should be laid in such a way that the wind breaks on the protection and does not penetrate behind the wall. Such a wall will have to be built anew every new year, except for a wall of stones, because it will be built for the ages.

Wind protection made of burlap

Wind protection made of burlap
Photo from @stridercoffee

Another way to protect your garden from the wind is to use burlap. You can make a simple frame out of metal or wood slats and drape the fabric over it. Not only will this reduce wind damage, but it will also create extra warmth in the beds, which is especially important for early plantings. Bagging is a very popular and inexpensive material, but of very high quality. It is difficult to tear, so it will be able to withstand strong winds. A burlap barrier will not only solve the issue with protection from the wind, but also help to increase the temperature in your garden by a couple of degrees.

A hedge against the wind

A hedge against the wind
Photo from @duchess7777

If you have a large enough plot, you can grow a hedge. This will be the most reliable wind protection for your garden. A properly formed hedge of fast-growing plants can reach a height of 2-3 meters in just one season! And if you choose the right plants, such a hedge will also serve as an excellent protection from the cold.

Choose only cold-resistant plants for your hedge that can withstand strong and cold winds. In addition, look out for fast-growing varieties and make sure you have a plan for your future garden in mind before planting. After all, with a hedge, you can create not only protection from the wind, but also beautiful landscape ideas.

Raised beds with high borders

Raised beds with high borders
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Raised beds are special structures made of wood or other material, which are partially buried in the ground, or set entirely on its surface. They can have different shapes, but the most popular is a square or rectangle. They also vary in the height of the sides, which provides reliable protection from the wind, and the elevation above the ground helps protect the plants from frosts.

Brick wall from the wind

Brick wall from the wind
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A good way to create a windbreak wall is to build a wall. It can be made of different materials, but the most reliable and durable option is brick. A brick wall will last much longer than any other type of windbreak and will provide excellent protection for your plants. The only drawback is that it can be quite expensive, but it’s worth it. Such a wall will additionally beautify your garden.

Temporary windbreak greenhouse

Temporary windbreak greenhouse
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If you live in an area with alternating strong winds, you know how difficult it is to keep a garden in good condition. Especially for such regions, it is better to buy temporary greenhouses to protect plants. They are very lightweight and quick to set up. Their size is small and the material is light but durable. To install, you will need to hammer a couple of metal poles into the ground and that’s it.

Layer of mulch

Layer of mulch
Photo from @growing2shine

Mulching is one of the most important gardening techniques, especially when it comes to protecting plants from the wind. A layer of mulch helps hold the soil in place, keeping it in place and preventing erosion. There are many different types of mulch, so choose the one that works for your garden. This item will help keep young seedlings in place, and it also provides frost protection.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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