How to maintain your garden


A well maintained garden is a healthy one. Only a garden that is well maintained can produce edible vegetables and fruits and flowers as well. Below are tips on how to maintain your garden.


Fertilization is vital since most soil does not have the required nutrients that plants need for optimum growth. Even if you are lucky enough to begin with good soil, as your plants begin to growth, they absorb all the nutrients leaving the soil less fertile. When you fertilize your garden, you will replenish lost nutrients and make sure that plants have the food they need to flourish. There are three main nutrients that plants require. Plants get the first three which are hydrogen, oxygen and carbon from water and air and the other three are potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous.

Nitrogen helps plants to make the proteins that they require to produce new tissues. Nitrogen is usually in short supply hence plants have always taken up as much nitrogen as they can. When there is too much nitrogen, the plant will have a lot of foliage and not produce flowers or fruits. There might also be stunted growth since the plan is not getting other nutrients. It is for this reason applying fertilizer on plants is very essential.

Importance of mowing


Proper mowing gives grass a competitive advantage over weeds and it helps to keep the garden healthy. To know how often you need to mow, the grass should be your guide using the one third rule. When you mow, you should not remove more than one third of the grass blade. It means that when mowing grass that is three inches tall, you need to do it before it gets to four and a half inches tall.

You should not forget to sharpen the blades. Dull blades tear the grass rather than cutting it cleanly. The wounds that are caused as a result will make the grass to lose more water, increase the need for frequent irrigation and the plant will be more vulnerable to diseases.

Landscaping your garden is vital for the beauty that you will enjoy throughout the year. However, if you have never landscaped before, you might be overwhelmed by all the designs that you can choose from. You need to have a focal point. This can be something as simple as a sculpture, tree or shrubs.

Artificial turf does not need to be treated with fertilizer or pesticides unlike natural grass. They are also a lot more durable than grass since their playability is a lot higher, they allow a broader access and can be played on all the time. When it comes to maintenance, you need to brush your lawn. This needs to be done every month in different directions so as to keep the turf pile upright. It is recommended that you use a medium soft bristle brush for this.

With turf, there will be less amount of unwanted plant growth. Although weeds and other plans might creep up from time to time, you can use a water based weed killer and moss. After these die, sweep them off.