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Long table with green chairs in a beautiful green space.Gardeners Pay Attention To The Climate

If you ever happen to overhear a group of gardeners talking, rest assured that the topic of weather will come up. You see weather is an important consideration in deciding how you use your garden and what type of plants you grow in it. Gardening success is vitally connected to you choosing the right plants for the climate you live in.

This means you need to find out and pay attention to the hardiness zone you live in. 

To keep it simple, hardiness is the average annual minimum temperature in your area. It’s a basic rule that local professional gardeners use to choose plants that will thrive in their environment. After all, you want to know if the plants you buy with your hard-earned money will make it through the winter.

Even Plants Have a Limit

Not only do plants have a limit on the cold side of things, they also can only stand so much heat. Favorite plants such as rhododendrons can develop pest problems, heat stress, and diseases. There’s a real cost to you cheating in this area and it usually spells out higher lawn care maintenance services and effort to keep the plants alive.

Take for example a semi-tropical plant that is planted outside its zone. This means that the homeowner will simply have to be ready for the plant to die in winter. They will have two choices. Either they will have to start over or consider growing the semi-tropical plant in a container and lugging it in and out of the shelter as the weather changes where they live.

Low Maintenance Gardening

So if you’re wanting your gardening to be simple and low maintenance, stick to using plants that thrive in your zone. For the daring few who want to expand their collection of plants, climate zone aside, then go ahead and experiment. There are unique plants that may arrive on the market in your area throughout the year for you to try to grow. It may be worth the risk to try and grow it in your backyard.

Happy gardening.


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