Do you dream of having a healthy garden? Only to find it’s more of a nightmare; from your strawberries refusing to grow to your favorite flowers dying before they’ve had a chance to live.
An unhealthy garden can be a nightmare. In this guide, we’ll take a look at how you can have a healthy garden to enjoy all year around. Some of these solutions require a small adjustment of your current set-up or a small investment. There are also some suggestions in here that won’t cost you a penny. Read on to find out more…
Planting red clover is a great way of improving the health of your garden’s soil. It adds nitrogen to the soil, and of course, a happy garden is one with fertile soil! You’ll also be helping out the bee population in your local area. That’s because bees love red clover, and is it’s a great source of pollen for them. It can also help any veggies you’ve got planted out there grow more healthily!
On the topic of bees, this is one insect that helps your plants create a healthy garden. However, there are many others that make it unhealthy, and can even ruin and destroy certain plants and flowers. Figure out which bugs are causing you the most issues, and then research a way to get rid of them. It might need a certain chemical spray, but there may also be something you can make or find at home for free! Crush eggshells and scatter them around the base of a plant that is particularly attractive to slugs. It will help to repel them! Anything that will let your favorite plants grow more healthy is surely worth a try!
Crush eggshells and scatter them around the base of a plant that is particularly attractive to slugs. It will help to repel them! Anything that will let your favorite plants grow more healthy is surely worth a try!
One item that you will find in your home that can help the health of your garden is coffee granules! It is suggested that mixing it with your soil can change your soil’s pH! You should, however, avoid things that take a long time to break down, like meat. Rather than helping anything, it is more likely to encourage pests and insects to come and check it out!
When it comes to watering your plants, a healthy garden is more about balance than anything else. Dry soil that is missing out on rainfall needs hydration, of course. But pouring too much can cause waterlogged soil, which can be just as damaging.
A final point on general healthy garden maintenance. Your garden will do a fantastic job of looking after itself for the most part. However, there is no harm in giving it a helping hand. In fact, it could make a huge difference. Clearing out any dead plants or flowers at the start of every season is a good way of both preventing diseases. It also means you are actively ridding your garden of any disease already in it. That being said, go steady with when you prune shrubs or plants. Pruning them at the wrong time can spell disaster. For example, pruning at the end of Autumn (Fall), just before Winter, might seem like a good idea. However, this leaves the shrub or plant exposed, making it more likely to become diseased.