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5 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

Keeping the garden healthy, including keeping an eye on things, is not difficult. Taking care of the garden also includes making a watering plan, cleaning tools, using proper mulch, and not overcrowding the plants. Keeping these considerations in mind when caring for a garden should go a long way in keeping it valuable. Here’s how to keep your garden healthy.

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Watch Your Garden Grow

Watching plants grow may sound like the definition of insanity, but that’s not what we mean here. Comparing with your previous observations is the only way to know if your garden is healthy or not. This can be in a garden planner or digital. These records can be invaluable when planning winter and trying to figure out what worked in your garden this year.

Make a watering plan

After getting the right amount of sunlight, nothing is more important than getting the right amount of water for each plant. To help with this, it can often be helpful to create a watering plan. This can be as simple as a calendar with the proposed water date for the plant on it. Be sure to keep track of when it rains so you don’t accidentally get flooded.

Clean garden tools after use

Plants can get sick just like humans and one of the most common methods of transmission is through contaminated equipment. One easy way to prevent this is to wash garden tools before using them around different plants. For example, after you prune one rose bush, to be safe, rinse your sheer and dry it before moving on to the next bush. It’s also a good way to ensure that your garden tools stay clean and in good working order after each use.

Use the right mulch

The most effective tool gardeners have in protecting their gardens from disease and pests is quality mulch. This is because mulch can not only act as a protective barrier but also because it can provide good drainage and additional nutrients. This doesn’t mean that making mulch is as easy as ordering a bag online and spreading it carelessly around tree roots. Making sure the right mulch is used is also very important.

Don’t Grow Plants

Placing the plants closer to each other will not prevent anything from thriving if there is still appropriate spacing throughout the bed. This is best done by making a rough plan of the garden and the desired plants before anything else. When planning, be sure to pay attention to each plant and its needs in terms of sunlight and water. Because this will greatly determine the spacing. Once there is a plan, everything becomes easier from the gardener’s point of view.