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How to Maintain your Garden: Tips to Keep Your Garden Looking Great!

By Brett E. / September 10, 2018

Have you noticed that some plants in your yard are growing weak or are dying? These effects on the plants could be caused by many things with the primary one being lack of proper care. Plants require constant checking and sufficient attention to keep them blooming all the time. Thus to keep your garden looking beautiful all the time, use the following tip to help you maintain the garden.

Examine the Plants or Flowers Before Buying:

The kind of plants you buy for your garden will always determine their growth and ease of maintenance. Some plants may have stayed in the tree nursery for a long time such that when you transfer them to another soil, they fail to grow well. The roots of a young plant should be small and fragile, and the stems should not have any flowers. If you find plants that have already shot some flowers, avoid buying them as this is a sign they have been in the nursery for a long time.

Use the Right Organic Manure:

Garden MaintenanceOne reliable method of creating your manure at home is by decomposing the plant leaves and the vegetables. But once the slurry is ready for adding to the plant, it is recommended that you use the manure that has completely decomposed. The leaves that have not entirely decomposing may introduce various diseases to the plant at a young age. This ends up affecting the growth of the plants, and some may end up dying. When keeping the leaves for decamping process, select the best leaves from the plants that you are aware of.

Check for Pest Damage:

The insects and other pests tend to attack the garden plants at a very early stage, and if you are not careful enough you may fail, to notice the attacks at a first stage. Some pests like worms resemble the leaves of the plants thus making it hard for one to detect them. Therefore, always check on your plants and if you find some insects or pests spray the plants using the recommended pesticides. Hiring a garden maintenance company is crucial if you don’t have skills on how to maintain one since they can quickly detect any attacks on your plants and even provide the accurate solution. Hire a good company that you can entrust your garden to even when you are not around.

Use the Recommended Fertilizer:

There are different brands of fertilizers on the market, and they are added to the plants based on various factors. For example, the plants need a particular brand of compost to assist them to grow well while in the nursery, while the plants that are about to shoot flowers require a different brand. So, when buying the fertilizers for your plants, ensure that you are purchasing the right compost according to your plants’ needs. Also, get your soil tested before adding fertilizer since some grounds get easily affected by fertilizer where they end up losing their texture.

Prune and Trim your Plants and Flowers:

Removing the dry leaves and branches from your garden trees helps to make way for new branches and leaves to shoot from the plant. Removing the bad parts of the plant still helps to prevent infections on the healthy parts of that plant. Therefore, occasionally check the plants in the garden to see if some parts require being trimmed or pruned.

Water your Garden:

Water helps to keep the plants healthy but when doing it ensures that you are only feeding the plants and not the diseases that survive on the plants from the water supplied on the plants. There are various plant watering techniques which focus on the plants and not the areas around the plants. So, research about these methods and use them in watering your plants.

Space your Plants:

Avoid planting your plants too close as this paves the way for the diseases to spread and makes it difficult to maintain the plants. Space the plants and if you notice that they are flourishing while growing closely, prune and trim the unwanted stems to give more space.

To ensure that your garden is healthy including all the plants, use the above-discussed tips to guide you regarding how to take care of the plants. Choose the plants that grow well in your region and those that are less attacked by diseases and pests too. If you are not available to look after your garden, hire a gardening company to watch over your yard all the time.

Brett E. is the Owner of ConsumerHomeDecor.com.  Brett comes from a long line of craftsman and foreman, and has been involved with the construction and renovation world ever since he was a boy while working for his families construction and remodeling company.  After graduating with a a degree in Interior Design, Brett is the go to guy for any interior design or remodeling questions!

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