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Top Tips To Achieving A Healthy And Thriving Garden

29 Aug , 2015  

Every person would love to have a beautiful and peaceful garden where they can relax and indulge in nature. The goal is to have a healthy garden that is well maintained and neat at all times. You should be prepared to put in the work to have a garden that stands out and that has healthy plants and flowers throughout the seasons. This can easily be achieved by providing an environment that has sunlight, water and nutrients required by the plants to thrive. So, how exactly can you achieve the garden of your dreams?

Soil

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The soil is the foundation that your flowers and plants will grow in and the richer it is the healthier they will be. The type of soil that you grow your plants is highly determined by the natural composition of the garden as well as the location you are in. It is highly advisable to obtain a soil test to help you identify on the nutrient levels available in your soil because without this information, you will never be sure whether your plants are getting the right nutrients to thrive.

Caution should be practiced when applying fertilizer as too much of it can burn the roots, thus making it hard to absorb water. This will in turn make the plants highly susceptible to stress as a result of heat, cold and drought. Adding a layer of mulch around the plant will assist in keeping weeds away and retaining moisture.

This will in turn assist in adding nutrients to the soil especially if quality organic materials are used for the mulch. If you are not sure about the quantity of mulch to use, you can use an online calculator. Inspect the soil frequently and be on the lookout for pesky weeds that will use up all the nutrients for your plants. Use pesticides where necessary to get rid of bugs such as beetles which will pose a threat to your plants.

Provide enough space for growth

It is important to ensure that you provide enough space for the plants to grow without having to compete for nutrients, moisture and sunlight. You should note that when plants are placed too near to one they will be weak due to the competition and will spread diseases quickly due to the contact. Crowded plants provide an environment for diseases like downy mildew, powdery mildew and rust to thrive.

So, there should be sufficient spacing to ensure that there is airflow around the plants, thus reducing high relative humidity and allowing foliage to dry faster. You should trim out old, damaged or crowded stalks, or alternatively divide the plants to create some spacing. Pruning will also assist in maintaining a tidy growth and prevent any chance of crowding as the plants grow and spread.

Proper garden tools

Garden tools are crucial in order to maintain good growing conditions for the plants thus ensuring healthy plants. Be informed that defective tools can have a negative effect not only to the plants but also you could end up injuring yourself. You should ensure that the tools are well maintained and oiled annually to prevent rust as they will be exposed to water every now and then. All the tools should be cleaned after use and properly stored in perfect conditions always. Some common garden tools are rakes, hoes, spades and shears among other. It is important to ensure that you have all the necessary tools to maintain the garden and make your gardening experience more fulfilling.

At Kings County Nurseries, we have a range of gardening tools and will even advise you depending on what you are looking for. We will ensure that you have healthy plants in Brooklyn which will be the envy of the entire neighborhood.