How to Maintain the Garden

If you have kept plants, whether they’re vegetables, trees, or perennials, for some time now, then you’ll know that they are exposed to a lot of risks. Too much sun exposure, too little water, and getting bugs are some of the things that could actually kill them. Thus, no matter how small your garden is, how much lawn you may have to mow, maintaining it is essential especially if you want to have a green and healthy harvest. Here’s how you can achieve that.

Fertilize The Soil

Plants need to grow in a healthy soil if they are to grow healthy. You don’t necessarily need to use chemicals. Dried leaves, earthworms, etc. can help fertilize the soil. Also, try using a space in order to turn the soil at least once in a month. It’ll keep it light and lose.

Mow The Lawn

I have a small lawn; however, it could still get out of hand sometimes so I make sure that I mow it regularly. If I don’t, the grass and/or weeds will easily seep the nutrients which my tree should have gotten. Also, mowing the lawn gives your garden a clean look. I use the zero turn mower every time, because it’s so easy for me to handle it.

Keep Your Plants Hydrated

Don’t forget to water your plants in the morning. When it’s a hot day, you might want to water it more than one time. However, when it’s raining or when the weather is cold, you can cut back on watering the plants as the evaporation is slow and you don’t want to drown them.

If you think that you can’t have time to water your garden, then you can install a sprinkler or you can buy plants that require less watering like the Jasmine, Gardenia, or Chrysanthemum.

Give Plants Some Space

When planting plants for the first time, make sure that you give them some space to grow. This is especially necessary for bulbs, vegetables, shrubs, and fruits. If you fail to do this, not only will two overlapping plants fight for moisture, soil nutrient, and sunlight, they will not have any room for free air circulation, too.