Skip to main content

A Healthy Garden Is A Happy Garden

A nice garden can be the perfect place to sit back, relax, and reflect on different things going on in your life. Even if it’s the midst of winter and you can’t sit in your garden without getting frostbite, it’s nice to gaze outside of your window and see that it looks good, or at the very least is staying healthy through the elements. The key to a garden that looks good is to ensure that it’s as healthy as possible in every way. There are many different things you can do to achieve this. Read on for some in depth tips on what you can do!


meadow-43467_960_720.jpg


Keep Your Soil As Healthy As Possible
Healthy soil is the key to plants that thrive, and there are a number of things you can do to make this happen. You’ll get better results with less effort when you know how to go about it the right way. Have your soil tested so you know what type it is. Applying a fertilizer recommended for your soil type will help, as well as using well-drained soil and avoiding soil erosion. When it comes to healthy, happy gardens, it’s all about the soil!


Add A Fresh Layer Of Mulch
Nothing makes your garden look quite as healthy and attractive as a fresh layer of mulch. Mulch will help your garden to look more polished and prevent weed growth at the same time. Lay down enough mulch to cover the ground, but take care not to cover your plants.


Water Your Plants The Right Way
Of course you know you need to water your plants for them to thrive, but knowing how to water them properly is even more important. After all, diseases need water to live too! You don’t want to water your garden and end up feeding the bacteria rather than the plants. You should choose ways to water your plants that limit the moisture on a plant’s foliage. You can use things like soaker hoses and drip irrigation like those on Plumbersstock to get just the right amount of moisture. This will mean that you can avoiding watering by hand.  


Start Composting
Composting is super easy and has a ton of environmental benefits, as well as helping to keep your garden healthy. When you get into the swing of things it won’t feel like work at all, and you will have a ready made fertilizer for your plants and garden, helping everything to grow as healthy and strong as possible.


Bear in mind that knowing how to compost properly is a must. If you use debris that is infected within your compost, you run the risk of transferring this to your garden. If you’re truly unsure as to whether your compost is safe or not, avoid using it!


Make Sure You Feed Your Plants
You don’t have to feed your plants for them to grow; they will grow with water alone. However, if you want a truly great batch of plants that enhance your garden and last, using a high quality plant food regularly is a must. An organic blend of plant food is your best option!


Look Over Plants Carefully Before You Buy Them
Heading to a garden centre and looking over all of the beautiful plants available can be great, however, you shouldn’t get ahead of yourself. Make sure you look over plants carefully before you buy them. Know what to look for before you buy a plant, i.e. good roots and bad roots. This is one of the best ways to avoid inviting disease into your garden. It can be tricky to tell whether certain plants are healthy or not, so ensure you try to educate yourself as much as possible by reading up on the internet and with books and magazines. Usually, if the roots are dark and mushy, you should avoid the plant.


mainau-1574828_960_720.jpg


Watch Out For Bugs
Although bugs can be beneficial at times, you must watch out for them. The damage they can cause is far more than aesthetic. Bugs can easily transport bacteria and disease to your plants. Make sure you keep an eye out of them and take appropriate steps if you find they are hindering your attempts to keep your garden healthy.  


Don’t Waste Time In Pruning Your Damaged Limbs - Do It Right Away
Making sure you trim any damaged trees and shrubs during winter is far better than waiting until spring. If you leave them during the winter, your plants are more likely to pick up diseases and other issues during this time. Cut back to healthy tissue and make clean cuts to avoid any issues that could be on their way. Doing it quickly rather than wasting time and putting it off ensures a healthier garden in the long run.


Avoid Crowding Your Plants
Make sure you watch your established plants as they spread, and avoid crowding too many in one place. Ensuring there is plenty of airflow around your plants is crucial and will allow them to thrive in your garden. Plants that are placed too close together will likely grow poorly as they are all in competition for light, food, and so on.


Use Supports And Stakes
Using supports and stakes to prop up your plants will make them look beautiful when they are fully grown. Sometimes, they need a little extra help to stay upright. This is especially true for bushes, trees, larger plants, and vegetables. This won’t take very long at all and you’ll likely be thrilled with the results.

Use these tips and your garden will remain healthy and looking great in the long run. Your plants will thrive and you’ll keep your soil a moist place that they like to grow. Neglecting your garden won’t do you or your home any favors. In fact, having a great garden could very well increase your home’s value for the future! Do you have tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave them below!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors, Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity. First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this. Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body respon

Omron Heart Rate Monitor Review and Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Another great product for the Get Out and Get Active! An Omron Heart Rate Monitor ($59.99)! Once again due to my disc problem my daughter was the one to try this out. This is seriously not fair! Anyway, one of the great things about a heart rate monitor is that you can make sure you are exercising in your zone. You can monitor your heart rate and then adjust your pace for either a slower workout or a more intensive workout. This monitor comes witha high and low alert so you can make sure you stay right where you are supposed to. Not overdoing it, yet not taking it too easy! You can wear the wrist receiver on your wrist, or you can mount it on your bike or treadmill so it is easy for you to read. This Omron Heart Rate Monitor comes with: 1-Wrist Receiver Watch 1-Transmitter 1-Transmitter Strap (Chest size 29" to 55") 1-Receiver Mounting Bracket 1-Storage Case 2-"Lithium" Batteries (installed) 1-Instruction Manual (Above nice carry cas

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive