How to Properly Maintain Your Garden


Planting a garden can be the ultimate labor of love. You’ve likely spent time designing, seeding, planting, and nurturing it for many weeks or months. But keeping the garden in a tidy and healthy state can be challenging, particularly if you’re a novice or if you simply don’t have much time.

If you’ve just planted your ideal garden and are new to maintenance, be sure to keep up with the points below to ensure it stays beautiful for many years to come.

Keep up with Watering

Depending on what types of flowers or plants you have in your garden, you’ll need to stay on top of the watering. Do some research on the varieties you’ve planted and how to best maintain them.

In general, though, flower beds should be evenly moist. It’s also best to water plants in the morning or evening so that less moisture evaporates during the day. You’ll, of course, have to adjust your watering schedule depending on the temperature, too, and whether you’re in an arid climate. Also, if you’re away from home a lot, you may want to invest in an automatic sprinkler or irrigation system.

Use the Right Fertilizer

Using the incorrect fertilizer for your plants can be detrimental to their roots and overall health. Some fertilizers can burn the roots or starve them of nutrients. Also, too many nutrients can adversely affect a plant. If you’re a newbie gardener, it’s a good idea to read up on how to select and use the correct fertilizer for optimum care. The last thing you want to do is starve or poison your plants!

Monitor Your Bugs

While some bugs are harmless, they can wreak havoc on a garden by transporting viruses and other diseases. They can also cause damage to plant leaves and flowers through bite marks, making your beautiful garden an unsightly mess. To ensure that you’re not being infested with problem insects, there are many things you can do such as attracting toads or birds to your garden, adding beneficial insects (that eat the bad ones), and ensuring your plants are watered and in good health so that they don’t entice the little critters, to begin with.

Prepare for Autumn

Once summer starts to fade, you must take the time to prepare the garden for autumn. This involves cleaning up debris and dead leaves to ensure that disease doesn’t overtake the garden. If you’re planning a redesign of the garden before winter sets in, visiting a landscape supply company can be helpful as they source quality materials that will have your space looking like new.

Final Thoughts

Gardens are living, breathing things, and require as much care as we do. But caring for a garden takes a lot of work and a thorough understanding of the required maintenance so that your plants and flowers stay healthy and strong throughout the year. If you’re someone who doesn’t have much time or is new to the whole process, consider hiring experts who can help.

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