You might have just set up a beautiful garden, but the real challenge is to maintain your garden. If one of your plants gets affected, the other plants can also easily be affected, and your entire garden can easily be damaged. Identifying the sick plant in your garden is very important, as the bacterium, fungus and viruses can easily infect it. Keeping your garden green and healthy involves a lot of hard work. But if you happen to have the passion for gardening, it shouldn’t be a problem. The following are some of the tips to keep your garden healthy:
Plants need healthy soil to absorb nutrients and minerals from the ground. If the soil becomes hard, the roots find it hard to penetrate through the ground. You need to make sure that you turn the soil at least once a month with a spade or a stick so that you loosen up the soil. If you have clay soil, you might want to top it with organic compost so that the soil is loose at the top for a longer time.
Check the roots of the plants before buying the plant:
Some roots might already be sick, and you should avoid buying such plants from the store. When you are buying a plant, you need to make sure that the roots of the plants are healthy. Ensuring the health of the roots before buying is one of the best ways to limit the diseases in your garden. Most of us find it hard to identify which one is a good plant and which one isn’t. Do not buy plants which have spots on them or if it has insects on them.
Choose the right plant for your garden:
Just because you like a plant, it does not mean that it will grow well in your garden. Plants need the appropriate climatic conditions to thrive. So choose the plant which will grow well in your garden. Also, consider choosing plants which are more resistant to pest, diseases etc.
Allow proper spacing between two plants:
Without proper spacing, it is very easy for a non-sick plant to get infected by a sick plant. If one plant gets affected, the plants near the infected plant might also get affected if there is no proper spacing between them. Also, try to group the plants so that you can reduce your efforts in weeding, watering etc. Only where there is enough spacing between the plants, there will be free-flowing air circulation.
Water your plants only in the morning:
Watering your plants two times a day might seem like a good thing, but if you happen to have fungal problems in your garden, you should avoid watering your plants during the nights. You can also use fungicides to prevent them from growing on your plants.