University of Vermont Extension 
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Spring Article

GARDENING IN A DROUGHT

By Dr. Leonard Perry
Extension Professor

With a drought affecting much of the north country, smart gardeners are finding ways to garden using less water.  In addition to using proper watering practices, or collecting and recycling water, there are also some cultural tips you can follow for water-wise gardening.

Cultural Practices

Container plantings Lawns If water is restricted or in short supply, give highest priority to the following:


For current information on drought conditions, log onto the National Drought Mitigation Center Website at www.enso.unl.edu/ndmc/watch/watch.htm or the University of Massachusetts' drought information Website at www.UmassDroughtInfo.org. Or see UVM OH Leaflet 72.


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