Avoiding Being Your Garden’s Worst Enemy

Do you like your garden? Does it look beautiful? Yeah, let’s keep it that way! So many of us don’t actually know how to treat our garden. Sunshine and water are the minimum. It’s not the only thing you should be giving your flowers and plants. You need to not be their worst enemy. There are few things like, blocking, cleaning, crowding and spacing that you need to know more about. A good garden will look like it is balanced, like it has been cared for and every little detail, although subtle, has been thought of.

Plants and pipes

If you think putting plants next to your gutters is a smart move, think about it. Plants will grow naturally towards water. Their senses are remarkable and you shouldn’t underestimate them. 

This is one of the best Spring Plumbing Tips you can receive. Plants will actually grow through a brick patio, to reach the pipes that you may be using for your home. Plants can grow into any direction. Up, down, sideways, it doesn’t matter. The roots will burrow into the side of your home, creating a hole that other creepy crawlies will want to enter. So move your plants away from your gutters, side of the house and any other source of water that is meant for your home. When you inevitably have to move your plants, you’ll need to cut the roots out of your home, which will kill them.

Avoiding Being Your Garden's Worst Enemy

Flowers at the bottom

It’s wise to plant flowers furthest from the house. This is because when the wind blows, all that pollen is going to enter into your home. If you have allergies or your pet does, this is going to make them hate the garden you worked so hard for. And then you’ll have to rip up those flowers and hope they make it in their new place, down the bottom of the garden. 

Firstly, check which way the wind tends to blow. If you live in a location that has westerly winds, then you should plant flowers either north or south in your garden. You can avoid the winds hitting your flower patch and spreading their spores into your home. You can plant flowers behind your plants, and they can act like a natural barrier. This may obscure your view of them from afar, but they can always be admired up close.

In the shade

If you have a tree in your garden, it can serve as a brilliant spot to place a garden bench. Sitting outside, enjoying the birdsong and shade, is a great way to relax on the weekends. However, your plants and flowers will be fighting for as much sunshine as they can get. It’s going to lead to some plants dying while others flourish. So to avoid this uneven display of beauty and death, you should only plant plants and flowers that actually do well in the shade. 

Annuals grow well in the shade. These are red and purple flowers, small but beautiful. The dark green leaves are a display of their strength. They have a lot of resilience and can grow well in both sunshine and dark cloudy days. Ground covers are just as beautiful. They grow low to the ground, as is their name. This means they can cover a lot of patches that seem empty or too bald in your garden.

Water twice a day

Even though it might not be summer, you should be watering your plants and flowers, twice a day. Many think that during spring, the rain is still coming and going, and so they don’t need to worry until it’s really hot and dry. Don’t wait until the next season to give your garden the love it needs.

Set a time when you will be watering your garden and stick to it. Try to do so, at least once a day during the week, but twice on the weekends. Sprinklers are a good investment as they can be set to a timer. When you get home from work, give your plants some feed, so they can absorb it during the night and then allow the sunshine in the morning to give them the fuel they need to convert it into energy.

Take care of your garden just like you would a room inside your own home. Notice every little detail, think about how it makes you feel and appreciate it. 

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