Maintaining a garden is hard work, but it’s also extremely fulfilling, especially when your garden looks exactly like you want it to. To help make your garden maintenance more effective and satisfying, here are some tips from our expert gardeners.
If you already have a flourishing yard, be careful with what you add to it.
Introducing the wrong plant or a diseased one can lead to a catastrophe that destroys everything you’ve already built. To avoid adding an unhealthy plant that can spread disease, you need to know what to look out for.
Avoid introducing plants to your garden if they have rotted stems or roots, dead spots, or insects scurrying around their body or roots. Also, the roots of a plant should be white and firm. If they’re dark or mushy, then it’s a no-no for your garden.
To further reduce the risk of diseases spreading through your garden, plant disease-resistant varieties of flora.
Making your own compost is a great way to save money on fertiliser and enrich your soil. That said, compost is usually made up of various decaying materials that don’t decompose at the same rate.
When waste isn’t fully composted, it won’t generate a high enough temperature to kill the harmful pathogens that may be in it. Such pathogens can cause great harm to your garden. If you can’t tell when waste is fully composted, it’s best to avoid using it.
A bug infestation can decimate your garden, especially if you are growing fruits or vegetables. Aside from eating your plants, bugs like aphids and leafhoppers carry viruses that can cause even more damage to your garden. You can get rid of such bugs by applying the right repellents.
Dead leaves decompose and enrich the earth, but they can also serve as a breeding ground for bugs and diseases, especially during the fall season. To be on the safe side, rake fallen leaves off your garden and properly dispose of them as soon as possible.