Five Ways To Care For Your Garden

Generally, a garden is a planned space, which is mostly outdoor, set aside for the display,
cultivation, or enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. A garden usually includes both
natural and man-made materials. The most common form of the garden today is a residential
garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Back in the day, Zoos,
which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological
gardens. Presently, western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden often
signifying a shortened form of a botanical garden.

Gardens may exhibit structural enhancements including statuary, follies, pergolas, trellises,
stumperies, dry creek beds and water features such as fountains, ponds (with or without fish),
waterfalls or creeks. most gardens are for ornamental purposes only, while some gardens also
produce food crops, sometimes in separate areas, or sometimes intermixed with the ornamental
plants. Apart from hiring a professional pest control operator for routine checkups, it is
important to do the followings for a healthy garden.

Water your plants regularly

Getting the right balance of water for houseplants can be tricky: too much water and the roots
will start to rot because of poor drainage, and too little water and they’ll dry out. The right
amounts of water needed will vary from plant to plant, as some like to be very wet all the time
while others (like cacti and succulents) only need watering once every few weeks. However, most
plants will thrive when watered 2-3 times a week. Use a spray bottle or small watering can, and
add enough water each time so that the soil is moist without being muddy.

Stick your finger in the soil up to your 2nd knuckle to see how wet it is; if your finger comes back
dry, you need to water your plant. If it is wet at all, then hold off on watering for a day or two
more.

You should always use warm water for your plants, as cold water can shock the roots and cause
damage to the plant.

Fertilize your plants every few weeks

Fertilizer is a soil additive that supplies plants with nutrients. It is important to fertilize indoor
plants every 2-3 weeks because there is no organic matter being added to the soil naturally as
there would be outdoors. Most fertilizers come with a 3-number series, such as 10-20-10; these
numbers refer to the amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium the fertilizer contains.
Because every kind of plant requires different amounts of those three minerals, the type of
fertilizer you need to use will vary. However, starting with a ‘middle ground’ fertilizer such as a
6-12-6 or 10-10-10 mix should be good enough for most plants.

Spray or sprinkle the fertilizer directly onto the top of the soil, according to the package
directions.

Liquid fertilizers can be mixed with water in your watering can. To apply, simply water your
plants.

You don’t need to mix the fertilizer into the potting soil, as it will dissolve and incorporate into
the mixture on its own over time.

Weed your garden regularly

Generally, Weeds can spring up overnight and ruin a perfectly lovely garden. Weeds are not
only an eyesore, but they also take up valuable growing space and use nutrients in the soil that
could otherwise go towards growing your garden. This implies that you should try to pull weeds
whenever you see them pop up. Grasp each weed as close to the ground as you’re able, and then
pull it straight up. doing this will increase the likelihood of pulling out the root system and
slowing the growth of future weeds.

You can use weed killers in your garden, but most aren’t plant-specific and will kill all
surrounding plants (not just the weeds).

Check for weeds growing underneath the canopy of a plant or bush.
Cut off any dead or diseased plants

Most plant disease can spread quickly through a garden, if not contained. The same is true for a
plant that is injured; if you don’t remove the dying limbs, it can continue to spread to the rest of
the plant. Whenever you notice plants that are browning, dry, brittle, or otherwise sickly
looking, use a pair of gardening shears to cut off the branches from the base. dispose of these
branches away rather than leaving them in your garden as compost, because if they do contain a
plant disease, it can still spread to nearby plants.

Avoid over-watering your plants

Although you may think you’re watering your plants correctly, if they begin to turn yellow and
droop, you’re probably giving them too much water. Most plants don’t need to be watered daily,
in fact, they do better when given a lot of water every few days. Only water your plants when the
soil is dry at least 2-inches deep. If you water your garden every time the top of the soil looks
dry, you are almost guaranteed to over-water your plant. If you are having difficulty giving too
much water to indoor plants, try switching to bottle spray. Rather than using a watering can.

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