Take a look at the U.S. Drought Map below. It is easy to see that much of the country is currently experiencing some kind of drought condition. In certain areas the conditions are mild, and in some of them things are more extreme and unusual. The map above shows the parts of the country that are experiencing water shortages as of May 1st of this year.
If you find yourself in one of these areas, what can you do to compensate for the lack of water, while continuing to keep your plants, not only alive but healthy and thriving?
Below we have a simple list of things that will help any garden or landscape thrive in a less-than-adequate watering environment.
If you do all of these things, it will have an impact on your garden and landscape. It will also help when the rain is not falling quite as much as you need it too.
Have you heard about community gardens? That’s right…community.
According to the American Community Garden Association (ACGA), a community garden is simply a piece of land that is gardened by a group of people. It can be for flowers or vegetables or simply to spend time with others who love gardening.
Here’s a sampling of community gardens making headlines across the country.
These are just a few of the community gardens making news around the country.
As springtime approaches, think about joining a community garden in your area. You can search for existing gardens. Better yet, start one!
Here is more information on how to get started.
Join the discussion:
Are you interested in community gardening? If so, tell us about it. If you’re already participating in a community garden, share some information with us. Who participates? What do you grow? How do you maintain it?