Have you ever walked into someone’s garden and just stood in awe? It could be a friend, family or even a colleague’s garden and you cannot seem to find any flaws whatsoever. Their grass is perfectly manicured, there is a proper theme in the overall garden design, there is no overcrowding even though spreading plants are there and it seems like it is just out of a fairytale; whereas your garden is barren and can hardly sustain itself.
If you ask them how they managed to maintain their garden the way it is, chances are that they are most likely going to talk about their gardener or some company that deals with landscaping services. You decide to call them and no surprise, they are too expensive and you cannot afford to allow your savings to do down the drain like that.
You decide to give your garden another try. You roll up your sleeves and you manage to get your seeds to turn into saplings. So far your garden design seems to be coming together. However, this was just the easy bit, the real test is maintaining your garden. If you are a beginner, you should continue reading on below since the remainder of this article will contain a number of tips for you to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your garden.
The most important thing you need to do is know your plants. It sounds silly but if you look up various gardening catalogs, they will advise you to be vary of invasive plants. Invasive plants have a tendency to spread outside its intended space and causing havoc for the neighboring plants. If you do plan on keeping invasive plants, you need to shift them to a location where they do not cause trouble for other plants.
People who are beginners when it comes to gardening tend to go overboard when it comes to planting seeds and they do not leave enough distance between them. The mistake is not noticeable when the plants are still saplings but as they continue growing, they start overcrowding which can become a problem for all the plants involved since they are not getting enough air circulation or room to grow. So, it is important to create a proper distance between plants.
Not dealing with weeds can become a serious issue, especially if they are allowed to fester for long periods of time. Weeds will spread throughout your garden and ruin all your hard work so remove any and all weeds as soon as you spot them.
Another amateur mistake is not forming a proper soil base for your flower bed. If you add new soil over fertile soil, it will not hinder the growth of weeds at all. So, proper time needs to be taken out to carefully rid the flowerbeds of all weeds before you start replanting.
Lastly, do not go overboard with either watering or using pesticide on your plants. Too much of both of them will have a disastrous impact on them, so moderation needs to be practiced in that area.