A wonderful landscape is the pride of every homeowner. However, because it requires time and effort to maintain a healthy garden, many people do not plant flowers or lawns in their homes. Instead, they opt for those that need less care such as indoor plants and dried florals, and artificial trees and shrubs. If you would like to make your house truly stand out from the crowd because it has a well-groomed landscape even if you don’t have enough time or resources to take care of it personally, read these landscaping care tips we offer here:
Proper planning prevents poor performance
When planning your garden layout, you must also plan where to place each type of plant so that they complement each other instead of competing with each other for sunlight, water, and nutrients. The same goes for the placement of the flowers, shrubs, trees or plants to be placed near your home’s windows or walls or beneath its eaves where they are protected from wind damage. We also recommend you not to place too many types of plants in one location because it will make it difficult for you to care for them all properly.
Proper soil preparation prevents plant damage
If done incorrectly, planting can cause more harm than good especially if the soil is not prepared correctly before planting. If you plan on planting grasses, trees, or shrubs
in your garden, we suggest you dig holes much bigger than their containers so that they have room for roots to expand. For flower beds, you should dig them wider than the length of your garden trowel or spade so that it is easier for you to plant them without touching the root of the plants. We also suggest you mix in lots of organic matter such as composted cow manure and leaves into your soil before planting anything because this will help with moisture retention and nutrient availability.
Proper watering prevents plant damage
Proper watering is required if fruit trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs are not to wilt or become stunted. For grasses, water during the first three weeks after planting until they are well rooted because newly planted seeds cannot absorb all available water. Water container-grown plants frequently until their roots reach the water source.
Proper fertilizing prevent plant damage
Fertilizing is required to ensure healthy plants and abundant blooms at the same time that it also minimizes the need for invasive pruning which can cause damage to trees, shrubs or their flowers. If you are planning on using synthetic fertilizer, be sure to read instructions on how much should be added per plant. Also, avoid using too much fertilizer because it can harm your lawn by causing spots on grass blades thus leading them to go brown. Organic mulches such as aged manure or compost can also be used effectively in some situations where regular applications of synthetic fertilizer have been applied in the past especially if they are planted beside annuals or vegetables with shallow root systems so that nutrients can be easily leached and diluted into the soil.
Proper pest and disease control prevent plant damage
Remember to always inspect your plants for infestation because many pests such as Japanese beetles, mealybugs, and spider mites can strip trees, shrubs or flowers of their sap which can cause permanent damage. You must also watch out for signs of insect infestation like fallen leaves on the ground, droppings under branches or wilting even though you watered them properly. We suggest you use different types of deterrents including organic ones like neem oil which is derived from trees in India that are effective at repelling insects without causing any harm to animals or humans if applied correctly. The easiest way to manage insect pests is by using traps made from plastic bottles to capture pests which you can then release outside your garden. These are particularly effective if the bottle contains a mixture of dish soap, water and rotting fruit or vegetables to attract pests.
Proper pruning prevents plant damage
Pruning is essential for trees, shrubs, and flowers because it increases their chances of surviving by minimizing the chance that they will become diseased especially when needles, leaves, branches, or stems are removed. You should also remember that deadwood must be promptly removed as well as any branch that is crossing over another one or pointing in an awkward direction. Temporary supports made from wooden stakes and twine can also be used to prevent plants such as tomatoes, vines and from damaging their stems while growing.