Gardening is a really fun and rewarding hobby, and the more you know about how to treat, manage and maintain your garden, the more rewarding it is. Use these tips to help your garden thrive under your careful guidance.
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Use the Correct Compost
If you have a home compost pile, you’ll want to make sure that if you use it, you use fully composted waste. Inevitably, with many different types of waste finding its way onto the compost pile, the different materials will decompose at different rates. If the compost hasn’t had time to kill off the pathogens that exist on the materials being composted, and then you use it, you might end up giving your garden a good sprinkling of diseases from the compost pile. Always make sure the compost is fully composted before you use it.
Use a Regular Garden Service
Regular maintenance and work in the garden can make all the difference, and professional but affordable gardening services in Brisbane Australia can help take some of that pressure off you. If you often find yourself running out of time to dedicate to spending in the garden on the menial gardening chores like mowing the lawn, turning over the flowerbeds, and raking the leaves, consider enlisting help.
Don’t Let Fallen Leaves Lie
Speaking of raking the leaves, during autumn, inevitably leaves will accumulate in the garden, and usually with a bit of help from the wind form piles in the corners of the fence. Ignoring these piles is the best way to let diseases accumulate during the winter. You should clear away these dead leaf piles as soon as possible, and not let them accumulate.
Accept the Importance of the Right Fertiliser
Using the right fertiliser at the right time is nothing short of a science. Pay attention to the requirements of your plants or grass and make sure you use the right composition of fertiliser. Look for the ratios of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. An all in one fertiliser like a 3:3:3 option might be good for most things, but you’ll want to use a different type for new plants or plants that need extra help. In the same breath, be sure not to exceed the recommended volume of fertiliser, as this can easily burn roots and root systems and end up leaving your plants damaged.
Irrigation is Everything
Correctly watering in the right amounts, and at the right frequency and time of day can make a huge difference to how well your plants grow and thrive. Avoid overwatering or giving too much water to plants and consider irrigation innovations like soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems to regulate the amount of water you’re giving your plants. You’ll also want to get the water into the soil and not onto the leaves, as the roots are where the water is most needed.
There we have it – a few quick and easy tips to improve the overall health of your garden. Learning how to do things better means greener grass, more vibrant colours and a healthier-looking, more attractive garden.