10 ways to maintain a healthy garden

There are many factors that contribute to making a healthy garden. Your garden is your sanctuary and as such should reflect a place of refuge.

Your plants are susceptible to so many elements including the weather, insects and birds and diseases. In order to maintain a healthy garden you must regularly check the health of your plants.

  1. When purchasing plants you must check the health of the roots because that is a large indicator of the health of a plant.
  2. When the leaves start to wilt and fall in the colder months make sure that you trim them to make sure new shoots are able to grow.
  3. The insect life that lives in your plants and can help you a healthy garden or contaminate it. Monitoring the bugs that are living in your plants will ensure that you minimize the spreading of viruses.
  4. Make sure that your compost has gotten rid of the pathogens in it. Materials that have not decomposed sufficiently are a breeding ground for illness.
  5. You need to ensure that you read the instructions carefully when creating a healthy garden because if the plants are not planted in the right conditions they will not thrive.
  6. Planting your vegetation too close together will cause overcrowding which causes mildew which as a result can cause disease to spread more easily.
  7. In the same way that humans need water to survive, so do plants. Watering your plants as per the directions will help them thrive in your garden.
  8. If you turn your soil at least once a month you will make sure that it does not become clay-like but rather light and loose for your plants to thrive.
  9. Weeds are a sign that you do not have a healthy garden so it is important to remove them as soon as possible.
  10. The right set of tools is vital for maintaining a healthy garden. You will need a quality spade, rakes, forks, and lawnmowers.

Author: Carel

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