Fixing a malnourished plant that is dying is not an overnight thing. There’s no point having a beautiful garden laid out with the greenest of grass and the prettiest of flowers if they’re just going to end up like an organic deathzone after a month. Keeping your garden landscape looking good and plants fresh (and alive!) takes patience and time.
How often you tend to your garden depends on the type of plants and growth that you have – checking on the condition of your garden once to twice a week generally should work. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 how-to tips for maintaining your garden:
#1. Keep Soil Loose
Soil needs to be nice and loose for your plants to grow healthily. Turn the soil over with either a spade or a hand rake to do this. Do this if you notice the soil hardening up or try to turn the soil up once a month. If you’re using organic soil, breaking up the soil should be a piece of cake because its natural composition has less tendency to get ‘clumped’ together.
#2. Disinfect Gardening Tools
Make it a habit to disinfect your gardening tools before you use or keep them. It can prevent the plants you are about to use the tools with from getting infected with disease transfered from other plants.
Keep your set of tools near your garden instead of the corner of your store room in the house. So when you need to use them, you don’t have to run all the way inside to fetch them.
#3. Fertilise & Nourish
Organic fertilisers are the best kind you can use for your garden. Not only that it is non-toxic and safer to feed your plants with, it contains more nutrients and crops grown using organic soil have been found to contain higher amounts of antioxidants as well as minerals.
#4. Remove Dead Leaves & Weeds
Dead leaves and weeds can be a hiding place for pests. When you have the time, remove any dead leaves and weeds around your plants. Rotting parts that are lying around may contain diseases and can cause your other plantings to get infected.
#5. Know How Much To Water
Do not over-water or under-water your plant. Watering your plants too much can cause a waterlog in the soil and your plants’ leaves will turn brown and stunt their growth. If on the other extreme, you have not been watering them enough, the leaves on your plants will turn yellow or dry and the entire plant will eventually die.
So, when you start picking out flowers and plantings for your garden, remember to ask your landscaping contractor or nursery about how much water is needed to maintain them.
Too busy to tend your garden? Hiring a garden landscaper to maintain your landscape design or a professional gardener on an hourly basis can help take the load and dirt off your hands.
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