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4 Simple Tips to Maintaining a Healthy & Beautiful Garden

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

The great essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, is known to have said ‘the Earth laughs in flowers.’ Flowers have long been cherished for their scent, beauty, and medicinal properties. No one can better understand flowers the way gardeners can. They watch a flower grow from the time the seed is sowed into the earth till it’s grown fully. They then carefully tend after each flower like a child of their own.

In today’s article, we’ve provided you with 4 tips by which you can look after your garden. 

 

  1. Keep Your Plants Trimmed

A beautiful garden is one that is clean; with no overgrown bushes and hedges, you’re able to take in all the beauty the garden has to dispose. In order to maintain a clean garden, make sure to cut the overgrown hedges and bushes, try out some of these recommendations on which tool to use to cut them here. Always chop overgrown grass. Moreover, make sure you prune damaged leaves and roots of plants. Furthermore, be sure to trim overgrown trees as well. By carrying out such activities regularly you are sure to have a healthy and beautiful garden. 

 

  1. Look Out for Bugs 

Pests are a major problem when it comes to maintaining healthy plants. In order to tackle pests, we need to use pesticides. Pesticides can be purchased from the market or made right at home. However, one needs to make sure that they take several precautions when using pesticides. For one, they should be applied to soil that is dry in the absence of wind. Second, because pesticides are used to kill, they should be handled with care, you should always wear gloves when spraying pesticides and avoid getting it on your clothes or any bare part of your body.

 

  1. Water Your Plants Properly

Without water, there is no life. Water is very important for plants just as much it is for us humans. Water is needed by plants to help transport important materials throughout it. Moreover, water serves as the medium in which important minerals and ions are dissolved. The nutrients are absorbed by the roots of the plants from the soil. In the absence of water the plant would be pendulous and not stand straight. Eventually if water is not provided, nutrients won’t travel through a plant resulting in death. 

 

  1. Apply Fertilizer

The three major nutrients that a plant needs are nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. To apply the right type and the right amount of fertilizer we first recommend that you get your soil tested from an agency. This is important because you would get to know what nutrients your soil lacks and which nutrient it doesn’t. This way, you can provide your plants with the nutrients they require because too much of one nutrient can burn the roots of a plant resulting in less water intake, and too little of a nutrient can reduce the plant immunity.

 

 

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