Maintaining a garden is like taking care of children, they are hard to raise but all the effort in the end is worth it. But just because it may seem like a daunting task does not mean that it is an impossible feat. After all, with proper care and nurturing, anything can grow to its full potential.
Owning a garden can be tedious, especially to those who plan on having a variety of plants and vegetation. There have to be steps to follow and a general direction to reach. Before anything else, do some research. Getting all kinds of plants on a whim can be disastrous if not researched properly. Some plants do not grow on certain soil and some plants can be invasive and can eventually destroy the garden. Carefully choose plants that you have done much research on.
From personal experience, I have encountered planting certain plants that did not grow on my backyard no matter how much care I gave it. In the end, I planted another kind of plant and it grew just fine. Perhaps it really was the soil type and quality. In the end, it depends on how one maintains and takes care of their garden, no matter how experienced one is in gardening.
For those who are starting off in the fulfilling hobby of gardening, here are a few tips on how to maintain and improve a garden!
Constantly Check Plants from Insects
Although there are many kinds of insects that are natural creatures that will help your garden thrive, there are some pests that may just be the start of the destruction of the garden. Check for signs of insects and bugs that should not be hanging around your flowers and plants. From damaged leafage to viruses that can be transported from plant to plant, owners of large or small gardens should pay extra attention to the guests living in your garden.
Give Space for Growth
Nature cannot be easily controlled and contained into a small space. Just like any tree, they can grow into large sizes depending on the nutrients it is getting. It goes the same with smaller plants such as flower shrubs and other vegetation. Make sure to leave ample space for each plant to thrive. Overcrowding can choke some of the plants and cause unnecessary competition for surface area. One way or another, some plants will be overrun by others if their space is too small and they are all clumped up together.
Don’t Ignore Wilting and Fallen Leaves
If you think that they will just decompose on their own, then you are setting yourself up for gardening failure. I made the mistake of leaving all of the plants in my garden and let nature take its course. Days passed and some of the plants that have not even changed color are starting to wilt and have black spots. It would be better to properly discard leaves that may carry diseases that can transfer to the other plants.