Gardening can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity and a fragrant garden, full of colorful flowers and plants it can change your mood instantly. In addition, a study conducted in the Netherlands, the tulips land, shows that gardening is one of the most effective activities to combat stress.
If you have a garden that you care, here are a few simple tips for beginners:
Plant depending on the region where you are
Before you decide what flowers and plants you want in your garden, it’s essential to make sure if they can be grown in your area. That means we have to know the climatic characteristics, but also how much light your garden receives from the sun. It’s the most important thing you need to consider.
Test the soil
Soil pH level and the nutrients found in it give you vital information about how your plants will grow. Soil’s alkalinity or acidity is directly responsible for how plants absorb nutrients, but there are flowers that grow harmoniously in both environments, so you have a choice.
Examine also soil’s texture. The soil it’s ideal to be loose and to crumble easily when you squeeze it into your fist. If the soil is heavy or clay, it’s difficult for plants to have strong roots, so it would be recommended to add compost, fresh earth and dig thoroughly before planting.
Get rid of weeds
Weeds have no place in your garden. They take some of the nutrients and start growing rapidly and erratically, so it’s important to remove them whenever needed.
Make a plan
To avoid garden cluttering, choose plants that you already know something about them. Typical, perennial plants, with a life span less than two years, should be planted at a distance of approximately 45-50 centimeters apart. That helps them to rise and to fill the garden enough not to look but suffocated.
Set a timetable
Depending on the season, set out the main activities you want to undertake. Fertilization is usually done in spring and you can repeat it every 6-8 weeks until the end of the growing season, in early fall. Summer is too hot to plant, but in September or October you can put a few trees or shrubs. You can take your chance to plant bulbs in the early fall but you should know that winter can be frosty and ruin your crops.
Water the plants regularly
The amount of water has to be sufficient, but be careful not to flood and should always keep in mind the weather conditions. Water has to penetrate the soil and to reach the roots, but if you forget your garden hose open you risk that water won’t be absorbed enough and plant roots to rot.
Watering is done in the morning when is cool outside, to avoid the sun to dry plant and to destroy them. It’s not recommended to water the plants in the evening because the risk to develop fungus is higher.
A fairy garden doesn’t happen overnight and it takes patience and lots of passion and dedication like the flowers in your garden to be flawless. But if you spend a few hours per week to care for your garden and the result will appear soon.
Lastly, remember that gardening is a process that requires patience and be cool if your plants don’t develop like in the movies just look how they present themselves. Most likely, if everything seems to be okay, it is.
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