A fine garden needs regular maintenance throughout the year. Most plants require sun, water and nutrients to grow well. If you dedicate yourself to doing the garden chores time to time, it is not difficult to get healthier atmosphere just outside your bedroom. A neglected garden requires more work and time to return to good health. Here I am sharing some useful tips to look after flower plants grown in garden, vases, or pots.
Loosing/softening of compact soil by using hand trowel is called aeration. It is done to make vital nutrients like oxygen, water, and organic materials more accessible to plants.
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Mulching is done to protect roots of plants from bad effects of summer and winter. In this process the surface of soil is covered with a layer of material. Mulching discourages water from evaporating. It protects the soil from wind and rain.
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Everybody knows that watering is essential for plants, roots of plants absorb water from soil to prepare their food through photosynthesis process. Quantity of water required by a plant depends on weather, nature and age of plant.
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Weak stems of plants require support to grow straight vertically, process of providing them support using different types of materials is known as staking.
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5-Removal of weeds
Weeds share the food of plants and create hurdle for plants to grow properly. They decrease the beauty of garden also. For a small garden hand trowel is suitable for the removal of weed.
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6-Protection from Animals
To protect your garden from animals, fix a fence with suitable height around garden. It is very easy to do by yourself and many types of cheap fences are available in the market.
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7-Protection from Pests and Diseases
Pests are harmful to the plants, so it is essential to prevent them from attacking your garden. You can prevent some pests by keeping your garden free from weeds. You can prevent other pests by installing barriers and traps. Some pests that you should be aware of include bugs, mites, aphids, whiteflies, and gnats.
If your plants are accidentally attacked by pests, it is needed to use suitable pesticides to kill the harmful organisms. Remove most effected plants to control pests.
Like pests, diseases are also harmful to flowers. Most plant diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Always use clean tools in your garden to prevent from diseases.
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Provide enough sunlight to your garden because this is the main source of energy in plants. Some flowers need whole day sunlight while others need just a few hours. So you need to know the light requirements of your plants in order to provide them with enough light.
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By the passage of time the garden soils lose fertility, you need to immediately apply suitable fertilizers to your flowers when you notice sign of low fertility in soil. The best fertilizers for flowers are the water-soluble or liquid ones.
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10- Trimming of plants
Regular trimming of branches is important for proper growth of a plants. It includes the process of removing dead flower heads from a plant, removing stem tips and removing excess plants .These are very helpful for growth and promotion of nice shape.
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