Garden Maintanance

When you put a lot of work into your garden, you want to enjoy it for years to come, right?

For that, you will have to take good care of it. Otherwise, your beautiful front or back yard will quickly turn into an ugly mess again. Garden maintanance doesn’t have to be complicated or a lot of work though!

Watering

The best time to water your yard is the early morning. You want to avoid watering around noon where it’s the hottest, and excess moisture in the night invites disease.

Also, consider using a┬ádrip irrigation system or soaker hose instead of a normal sprinkler system, so less water is wasted on the plants. They don’t “drink” through their leaves but through their roots, after all!

Disease & pest control

If you still happen to find plans with “health issues”, don’t ignore it! You don’t want to just wildly spray something poisonous in your garden? Good, I agree. But DO take care of it, there’s often natural solutions available. Or, get a professional to help.

Test your soil

If you don’t, you’ll never know how healthy your soil really is. Your pH (acidity level) may be way off, and your plants may suffer because of it. Get fertilizer for what your soil really needs instead of just guessing blindly.

Also, with proper fertilization, your lawn will be much more healthy overall, preventing weeds and pests. Talk to a local professional if you don’t know what you need. Not all solutions will really work for you, which is why professional advice is invaluable! Taking good care of your soil is one of the most important parts of garden maintanance!

Use mulch

Mulch has so many appliances, and it’s great for preserving moisture and keeping the heat down. It can be used to protect plants, shrubs and trees, and is low on maintenance.