Gardening is so much more than just planting plants. If you want them to thrive and enjoy a healthy garden, you will have to put in the work. Once your plants are in the soil, they will need water, sun, and nutrients to grow. You will also need to ensure that no pests or weeds are harming your plants. Fortunately, these chores are not a huge investment. And if you dedicate enough time to your plants weekly, you will keep your plants healthy. Here are some tips on how to take care of your garden.
While this is obvious, how you water your plants can affect their growth. During hot weather, you will need to water more often because your plants are losing a lot of moisture. Young plants and seedlings need to be watered regularly as well. Their root systems are still tiny, meaning they do not absorb a lot of moisture. If you have any potted plants, they will need extra water rather than unpotted plants. On hot days, water in the evening so that your plants have enough time to absorb moisture without it evaporating.
Pruning Your Plants
Pruning means cutting off certain parts to restrict the plant size and encourage it to develop more stems, flowers, fruits, or take a particular shape. You can also prune to remove diseased or dead parts. This is not as difficult as most new gardeners assume.
Feed your plants some nutrients to facilitate healthy growth. This includes nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. These nutrients help leaf growth, promote root development and encourage fruit and flower growth. You can find organic and non-organic fertilizers at the store.
Once your flowers have bloomed and faded, cut out the spent flowers to encourage the plant to produce more flowers. Regularly deadheading herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, and roses will ensure you have flowers throughout summer and autumn.
Clipping and Trimming
You will need to trim and clip your new hedges to encourage them to grow in a certain shape. This is called formative trimming and should be done during winter or early spring. Clipping and trimming should be done once or twice a year.
Things You Will Need for Garden Care
To keep up with these tips for garden care, you will need the right tools, as mentioned below.
- Pruning shears
- Garden gloves
- Fungicide or insecticides
Gardening care for beginners involves activities that are easy to keep up with as long as you dedicate your time. Besides what has been mentioned, remember to do the following:
- Mulch your garden to encourage the soil to retain moisture and prevent weed growth.
- When watering the garden, keep the flowers and foliage dry. Water near the base of the plant to reduce the risk of foliar disease.
- Inspect your plants weekly for pest and disease problems. If you notice these issues, address them immediately before they spread.
- Rotate your plants annually to reduce the risk of disease.
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