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.
- When purchasing plants you must check the health of the roots because that is a large indicator of the health of a plant.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Planting your vegetation too close together will cause overcrowding which causes mildew which as a result can cause disease to spread more easily.
- 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.
- 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.
- Weeds are a sign that you do not have a healthy garden so it is important to remove them as soon as possible.
- The right set of tools is vital for maintaining a healthy garden. You will need a quality spade, rakes, forks, and lawnmowers.