TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Dry weather in the Wabash Valley is causing some stress on home gardens.
Although Terre Haute gets an average of 4.28" of rain in May, News 10 has so far recorded only about 1.16" this month.
Gary Galey, owner of Fruitridge Gardens Nursery in Terre Haute, said the dryness and coming summer heat make it all the more important to keep plants thoroughly watered.
"It's really important that you water things well on a regular basis, and that you get them established," Galey said. "Not only the annuals, but you want to remember any newly-planted trees and shrubs because you start out with a very limited root system and they can dry out very quickly."
Galey also said that mulching plants and gardens can help keep water in the soil.
"You don't get such a quick evaporation that way," Galey said. "You still have transpiration through the leaf surfaces, but it'll at least slow down the water loss."
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