Capture and absorb as much rain as possible, says Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

A water butt is a great way to collect and store rainwater.

Install water butts

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Simply dig a dish-like ring around your plants to direct rainwater to them.

Use hollows to hold water around plants

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Mulch or use organic compost to help store rainfall in flower beds.

Utilize organic matter

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Consider spiking every 10-15 cm, at a depth of about 10 cm, if your ground or lawn is compacted.

Spike compacted lawn

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Raised beds require more water because they drain more freely.

Raised beds may not be a good option

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