How to keep your garden healthy

June 20, 2019
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Maintain your garden all year-round

It’s requires very little effort to maintain your outdoor garden space. Regular maintenance will keep your garden healthy, neat and nutrient-rich! All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

 

Selecting Plant Varieties

Different diseases are prone to destroying plant varieties and spreading around your garden and vegetation. The key is to take action before this becomes out of hand. Remember, you choose the plants that you want to grow in your garden, you decide where to plant them, and you decide how often to look after your crops. Disease resistance is important in plant varieties because it results in the reduction of pathogens and disease. So, by selecting Disease Resistant Crops, you will decrease the chance of pathogens spreading along to other crops; bringing benefits such as healthy and optimum crop growth. Have a chat with your local garden center about the crops or seeds that you are purchasing- they will be able to give you necessary information and advice on which crops and plants to purchase.

Watering

Hydration and moisture are the key factors that contribute towards healthy lawn, crop and plant establishment. It is important to water the roots well. You can do this by setting a garden sprinkle onto a regular timer, or by simply watering by hand. Remember to provide only a necessary amount of water to the soil and plants. Waterlogged soil can contribute towards the spread of root-rotting fungi- something which needs to be kept to the minimum.

Hedge Cutting

Hedges look fantastic and are a great addition to any garden or outdoor space. They are often used for decoration and to act as a border around a property. In this case, they’re often the first thing that passerby’s see when they look at your property, which is why it is important to keep them looking tidy and appealing. Use hand-held hedge shears for the best results. With these, you can carefully prune the parts that need doing.

Mow the lawn

Not only do you need to ensure that hedges look tidy and remain in fantastic condition, but you also need to mow the lawn regularly. Mowing the lawn will keep your home looking modern, clean and will also give the lawn chance to establish and grow healthy and green. Make sure you don’t mow too regularly though and make sure the ground is dry when doing so.

Clean your paved areas

By simply hosing down your paving slabs, you will keep them looking clean and new all year round! You could use a hose and an outdoors brush to wipe away any residue- leaves, dirt or soil, which may have made its way onto your paved area. Please be careful when doing so in case the paving slabs become slippery.

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