10 Ways To Keep Your Garden Healthy All Year Long

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:

1. Get a Lawn Mower


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.

2. Clean-Up and Replace Seasonal Plants


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.

3. Grow All Season Plants

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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.

4. Find the Right Spot For Your Plants


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.

5. Water Regularly


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.

6. Control And Prevent Pests


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:

  • Grow plants that are known to hold off pests.
  • Keep a weed-free and clean garden
  • Flowering plants can attract insects that prey on these pests.
  • Control pest infestation as soon as possible.
  • Pruning can also help prevent pest infestation, as it can make propagation or nest establishment harder.

7. Uproot Invasive Weeds


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.

8. Replenish Mulch


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.

9. Sharpen And Clean Tools Regularly

gardening tools

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:

  • Remove debris and dirt by washing with mild soap.
  • If tools are rusted, remove it using wire brushes and sandpaper.
  • Use a mill file to sharpen shovels and hoes.
  • Use a whetstone to sharpen pruners.
  • Lightly oil your tools with machinery oil.

10. Hire A Professional Gardener


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.

Closing Thoughts

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.

About the Author Laura Bennett

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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