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The drumming of hailstones is a death knell for lush gardens. Garden beds can be protected by laying a tarp down over sticks or hoops staked into the soil, while vertical plantings require more creative defenses. Improvise a lean-to by placing a sheet of plywood against a house, fence, or trellis where plants are growing. If a hailstorm is accompanied by heavy winds, you'll want to secure the sheet of wood with something heavy to keep it from blowing away and causing further damage.
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