6 Ways to Keep your Garden Healthy

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Nothing is better than a well-kept and fertile domestic garden that leaps to the eye. But to have the wished effects, you must pay attention on the care and maintenance of your little “Adam and Eve’s paradise”. This type of work requires a certain level of dedication, and attention on daily basis, as we are dealing of living beings (plants). You must be very careful, beginning from the conception of the domestic garden (am I going to plant just flowers? Am I going to add some vegetables too? What about mushrooms?), then use the observations of your results to compare each week, so you can keep control of the general effects.  Here are 6 useful tips to keep your garden healthy:

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Know your soil:

Most people beginning or even with some experience with garden always neglect the study of the soil they are using to cultivate. It doesn’t require rocket science, just a bit of interest. There are 3 Main types of soil:

clay soil, sandy soil and loam soil. To clay soil, you must add organic material such compost. As this kind of soil absorbs water very slowly, you must water it as fast as the soil absorbs the water. For sandy soil, the best way is to supplement with nutrients by adding organic matters, because otherwise, the water can so quickly that the plants can’t absorb it. Loam soils usually are the best kind of soil for domestic garden, as it’s formed by a combo of sand, silt and clay. It absorbs water steadily and can keep a good hydration for the plants, in general.

Feed the soil:

Using compost and well-aged manure to this purpose is very good, because a healthy soil rich in nutrients is better when it comes to resisting plant diseases and insects attacks.

Control weeds:

 Problems on most domestic gardens, weeds are a problem by themselves, but also harbor insects and disease to the good plants. You must weed your garden regularly, especially on growing season, to keep weeds under control.

Cleaning dead plants:

 Get rid as quickly as possible of dead or rot vegetation, such as old leaves, plant stalks, etc. It can be a harbor for pests and harmful insects for your garden.

In case of disease, keep it clean:

If you are having a problem with some plague, make sure of making your garden clean out of sight. Remove and destroy the diseased parts of plants to protect your healthy ones. Find out how much of the plant you need to remove. Sometimes just taking off diseased leaves is sufficient. Depending on the infection, you may have to remove the entire plant.

Plants can’t survive without moisture. Most plants are made up of over 90% water so it’s essential to keep them hydrated. Water plants early in the morning when the weather is cooler so less water is lost through evaporation. Make sure you are watering your plants on right space of time (every vegetable culture has its own time to water, and also its own needs for water).

7 Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks

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Gardening Tips

Gardening is one of the best hobbies to take up. It is a great way to learn patience, and it also gets you outside to burn your calories. When the plants grow and produce beautiful flowers and fruits, your heart is filled with joy, and you feel like you are rewarded for your work.

Gardening Tips

The following are some of the gardening tips and tricks:

Using soap to protect your fingernails:

Most of us worry about damaging our fingernails while gardening. We must get out hands dirty while gardening, but it is also depressing when the dirt gets into our nails. So, to prevent dust and sand from getting into your long nails, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and by doing this you will be able to seal the underside of your nails and mud or dirt cannot get collect beneath them. Once you are done with your work in the garden, you can remove the soap with a nail brush.

Location of the plant is very important:

There are lots of shrubs you can keep in your garden. Some plants are shade plants, and thus you need to keep them away from the sun while other plants need the rays of the sun to perform photosynthesis. So try to understand the nature of the plant you are going to keep in your garden and place them accordingly in your garden.

Use Drip Irrigation:

Drip irrigation is one of the best ways to water your plants in the garden. The method saves a lot of water, and it supplies a small amount of water for an extended period thus helping the plants to grow better. The water is provided only to the plants you want, and therefore you don’t have to worry about unwanted weeds growing in your garden. This method of irrigation also helps to control fungal diseases.

Keep not of the time and date:

Not all plants grow well through the year. Each plant has a particular season in which they grow well. So make sure that you plant your saplings accordingly. You need to sow the seeds at the right time of year.

Beginner’s plants:

If you happen to be a beginner in gardening, you can choose to plants that are easier to grow. Vegetables like onions, tomatoes, bush beans, etc. are very easy to grow and you need not put in much effort to maintain them.  If you are interested in having flowering plants, then you can have foxglove, dahlia, roses, sunflowers, petunia, etc.

Use Organic Fertilizers:

Chemical fertilizers can deplete the quality of the soil, and it also kills the useful microorganism along with the harmful ones. Organic fertilizers break down and improve the structure of the soil so that your plant can grow well.

Remove weeds:

As you create an optimal condition for your plants to grow, there are many other weeds which grow along with your plants and absorb the nutrients from the soil. So you need to prune your garden and pluck out unnecessary weeds continually.