Gardening tips

Ten ways to keep your garden healthy

1. Make use of Organic Garden Soil

Maybe some of the gardeners are blessed with great soil, but most of us have gardens filled with imperfect soil. Maybe our soil is having too much clay or is too acidic. Turning this imperfect into a perfect soil is not a difficult task we just need to follow some simple techniques for this conversion.

Minerals: Minerals that mainly consist of sand, silt and clay affects the drainage and nutrient availability in the soil.

Organic Matter: Organic matter consists of decomposed remains of soil organisms and plant life and another sort of remains. This organic matter helps in keeping your soil fertile.

The other things include:
• AIR
• WATER
• SOIL TEXTURE

2. Healthy Seed Starting

We just need to follow some simple steps to help our seeds to have good germination and vigorous growth.

• The first thing is we need to choose of seeds wisely. We need to select those seeds that can withstand the weather conditions of the place.
• The next thing is to start with a good type of soil. We have given the details above to have a good organic soil.
• The rest thing is that Timing is everything. Frost-sensitive plants should be planted late enough in the spring, For long-season plants like tomatoes or peppers, mid summers are the ultimate time.

3. Improve Garden Soil Fertility

The best way to improve the fertility of the soil is to make use of compost. If load the soil with the organic matter and compost it will make your soil healthy and fertile. Water and light are essential for this step. Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium are the key elements to protect the soil from diseases, green leafy and vigorous growth.

4. Raised Bed Gardening

Raised beds help in creating a productive and healthy garden by manipulating the environmental conditions of the place. With the correct usage of raised bed gardening, you can create ideal conditions for a healthy garden.

5. Dressing Nitrogen fertilizers for Vegetables and Ornamentals

Nitrogen dressing helps in growing conditions and improves seedlings. The vegetables and ornamental plants require a high amount of nutrients for their healthy growth. Top or side dressing of vegetables and ornamentals can fulfill the purpose.

6. Reduce the number of perennials in your landscape

Perennials were believed to reduce the amount of time spent on watering the garden.But most of the perennials need to be replaced every year and a lot of time is wasted in their management activities.

7. Concrete Edging

Have a concrete edging installed along all flower and shrub beds as well as around each of the trees. Quality landscape edging makes it easier for you to mow along lawn edges. It helps in keeping the grass from creeping into flower and shrub beds. No doubt this method requires some time, but it will help you surely in future.

8. Treflan herbicides to prevent weeds

You need to protect weeds and grass from using up all the water and nutrients that are required by your plant. Make use of Treflan herbicides to prevent the growth of weeds in your garden.

9. Use Fungicides

Not most of the times, but occasionally fungus can grow alongside your plants. Make sure to water the plants in the mornings only and not in the night. Or you can make use of fungicides to prevent diseases and fungus.

10. Enough space for growth

While planting any vegetable, shrub or fruit make sure that there is enough space for growth of the plant. Each plant should have its adequate room for free flowing air circulation.

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