It’s always saddening a moment when you see your garden plants sick. However, learning how to maintain your garden properly may take some know-how and time, as taking care of your garden takes constant attention and patience all year round.
For you to avoid unsightly garden features and problems, here are 10 ways to keep your garden beautiful and healthy all year long:
Grass won’t stop growing even during hot and cold seasons. They either just grow faster or slower; and when the grass grows, a quiet lawnmower will come in handy. Keep your grass regularly mowed to ensure that they stay healthy. Also, make sure to keep your lawn watered all year long, even in the cold seasons.
Many flowers and plants are seasonal, and they won’t grow all year round. You should ensure that seasonal plants will be cleaned and replaced before the season changes. Clear up any dead plants or debris to prevent the development and widespread of plant diseases. Additionally, pruning your plants and trees before the blooming season will help them grow better.
If you’d like a garden that blooms even when it's cold, you should grow all season plants. There are trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs that grow well even in different temperatures such as evergreens and deciduous plants. Growing these plants together will allow you to have a blooming garden all year long.
Before planting new flowers, trees, or grass; you should know what these plants will require to grow properly. Your plants' positioning will be determined by their needs, may it be sunlight or water.
A shaded spot will not supply enough sunlight for a plant that needs direct sunlight to grow properly. On the other hand, planting flowers that require indirect sunlight on a spot with direct sunlight will cause it to melt and die. Make sure to know the requirements of your plants for them to grow properly before planting.
Plants like all living things will need water to live. Having a way to water your garden routinely will ensure proper plant growth, this can be easily done by providing your garden an automatic sprinkler system. However, you should also know the water requirements of each of these plants to avoid overwatering.
When warmer temperatures come, so as bugs that can endanger your plants. These bugs, such as Aphids, can reproduce in great number within one season. Aphids can and will infest your garden if not controlled or prevented. Here are some tips for pest prevention:
Have you ever encountered invasive weeds such as bindweed or the Himalayan blackberry? If not, then you’re lucky. These kinds of invasive weed will need to be uprooted and burned, as various types of these weeds will still be viable even when uprooted and placed in a weed pile. Eradicating these invasive weeds is one way to prevent them from sprouting up all over again.
Replenishing your garden mulch all year round can be beneficial. Summer mulching can reduce water loss, weed inhibition, and protect it from soil erosion. On the other hand, adding a thick layer of mulch during the winter season will help your soil with moisture and temperature regulation, it can also safeguard your plants from hard frosts.
While most gardeners keep their tools sharp and clean, you must also know that keeping up with tool maintenance tasks is actually difficult and takes a lot of time. However, here are tips for maintaining your tools in tip-top shape:
If all else fail, don’t worry. A professional gardening service will know everything about your personal gardening needs, and hiring one will surely help you with your gardening problems. They will handle all your gardening work from watering your plants to uprooting weeds to replenishing mulch.
Most of us dream of a garden that is green and beautiful. However, garden maintenance can be time-consuming and difficult. Hopefully, by reading this article, you’ll find ways to help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful all year round.
Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.
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