Nowadays, it is normal for us to find some things that we can routinely take care of even when we are inside of our homes. And a lot of us opted for plants and gardening. Of course, we would always need to find ways to improve our garden. Here are some tips you can consider for improving your garden:
1. Inspect plants carefully before putting them in your garden. This is just one way to prevent any diseases from spreading to your other plants. It is always good to research on the different ways to know if a certain plant is infected with something.
2. Watch out for bugs. Bugs can give more damage to plants than what you think. They could cause openings to plants, which viruses and bacteria love! Some insects even transfer viruses from one plant to another, and this would be devastating!
3. Use the correct fertilizer. Using the incorrect fertilizer or even just too much can cause the plants' roots to burn, and this reduces their capability to absorb water efficiently. Double check your fertilizer usage.
4. Plant in appropriate areas. You should know each plant's needs. Some plants would need more shade, while the others would need more sun. You need to research before placing them in a certain spot in your garden.
5. Do not overcrowd your plants. Plants need to "breathe" too. You need to keep an eye on spacing plants, especially as they spread. Crowded plants generate their own humidity, and this allows diseases like rust, powdery mildew, and even downy mildew to develop. Once plants are placed too closely together, they tend to grow poorly because they be competing against each other for light, water, and nutrients. Try using a cordless drill to plant seedling and bulbs, and make sure that you are spacing them well.
6. Choose plants that can manage drought. This would be the case for some areas and countries. Some cannot keep a beautiful and healthy garden due to shortage in water. And if this is the case for your area, you need to be careful in choosing plants that would thrive without requiring constant watering.
7. Pull weeds regularly. If you want a beautiful garden, make sure that you pull weeds as often as you can. You would not want the weeds to take over your gorgeous garden. There is no need to turn to nasty chemicals immediately though. You just need to be able to identify which ones are invasive and harmful to your plants, then you are definitely good to go!
8. If you can, install a fence. You can, however, opt to install a fence if you are not able to pull weeds as often as you must. The fence will keep away any pets or wildlife out of your garden. You can DIY a fence by using your own tools. Grab that cordless drill powered by Samsung 25r batteries and let's start installing.
9. Water well. Know your plants and learn their needs. You must know how much water they need or how often they need it, so as you do not drown them each time you water. Many diseases thrive in water and they might worsen if you water more than you should. Take it easy!
10. Make a list of your plants. This is a good way to keep track of their locations and your new plants. Different plants need different things too, so know your plants well, and take note of the important things you need to remember. We tend to be forgetful sometimes, so it's best to have a list of your plants ready, so that you are sure that you are not overwatering any.
These are just tips on how you can improve your garden over time, but it is always up to you if you would like a healthy and beautiful garden. A sustainable healthy garden takes a lot of work and cannot be achieved overnight. You must work hard, research and know which tools you need to use. It is never an easy task to manage a couple of plants, what more a whole garden? But at the end of the day, when you have done your part in achieving a beautiful and healthy garden, it's the best feeling in the world.