How to Keep Your Garden Lovely and Fresh

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Are you a newcomer to the gardening scene, but would like to try it out? Or perhaps you have experience gardening, but do not know exactly how to keep it lovely and fresh all-year round? If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, then you are not alone!

Granted, it can be a daunting experience in keeping your garden looking good, but by doing some research and asking for professional help, you will soon be able to do it on your own in no time. Read more to find out some ways that you can maintain your garden in the best shape possible. Let’s begin!

1. Prune from time to time

Just like with anything out there, pruning your garden is important to keep it healthy and growing. If you do not prune it, then it can easily overgrow and be susceptible to weeds and possibly other diseases, which can then kill off your plants and flowers that you had taken so long to grow and maintain.

That said, it helps to prune from time to time, especially if you notice that your garden needs a little trim. You might want to do so every couple of weeks with just a snip here and there.

For larger trimming projects, it is best to wait until winter or spring to prune as means of avoiding possible diseases from happening in the process. Choosing the pole saw for pruning is also important, and so we encourage you to check out this article on it for more help.

Having the right tools for all your general gardening and pruning needs is very important. A really useful utility knife known as the Kukri is a very popular tool in Nepal and has many uses, making it a staple in many homes. It will certainly be a very useful addition to your repertoire of gardening tools and will certainly help with certain pruning tasks.

2. Fertilize well

Before even planting your garden, considering good fertilizer will help make it an easier process to do. Depending on what you would like to grow (e.g. plants, produce, flowers), you will need to look at the NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) ratio in the fertilizer to gauge which one will optimize your garden’s growth. By choosing the best fertilizer to plant your garden with, it will help it flourish not only in size, but also in quality.

3. Know how to manage weeds when they happen

Notice some chickweeds sprouting up in your garden? Admittedly, weeds are a huge problem for gardens, as they can be difficult to kill off and prevent from spreading thereafter. Hence, you will have to look into ways on how to kill chickweed and other invasive plants to keep your garden fresh.

How to get started? Invest in a good-quality herbicide, along with plenty of fertilizer and water to replace the nutrients taken away from the herbicide process. Granted, it will take some time to get rid of the weeds, but afterwards you can rest assure that your garden is back to its healthy self again.

4. Keep Those Dreaded Leaves at Bay

We all know how the leaves, especially in autumn, can make a real mess of your garden. Tidying them up using traditional methods can be both time consuming and labour intensive. This is where the wonders of a leaf blower/vacuum can work its magic. If you simply want the leaves positioned in certain areas of your garden, then the blower feature is ideal.

If on the other hand you are keen to collect the leaves and dispose of them in your green waste collection, then the vacuum feature is just what you need. There are so many great products on the market today that it can be somewhat confusing knowing which is best suited to your needs. We hope that these leaf blower/vacuum reviews will help you find the model that has the right specifications at the right price for you!

Conclusion

Maintaining your garden is not necessarily an easy feat, but it is not impossible, either. By taking these brief, but simple steps as explained, you can have a garden that is not only lovely, but also healthy.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get gardening!

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Shary Saunders is a blogger at sharycherry.com. Gardening and landscaping have been her passion for years. Find Shary on Twitter at @SharySaunders.

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