Gardens aren’t only for those with green thumbs. The truth is, with the right guidance, virtually anyone can have a flourishing verdant garden. The key is to follow the best practices for gardening, which show us how to maintain a garden once we have begun growing.
Here is what you need to know about the best practices for gardening, like how to grow and how to maintain a garden regardless of the color of your thumbs.
Compost, Compost, and More Compost
Nature provides the best fertilizer, and it is free. From the kitchen to last year’s garden, your garden will thank you for giving it compost.
Use Big Wide Beds
Gardens grow best when given room to grow. In other words, other plants and greenage will rob your garden of space, nutrients, and water. To give your garden the best chance to succeed, give it room to succeed.
Use Compost Wisely and Everywhere
Compost is used in a variety of ways. In addition to helping fertilize the soil, compost can also defend against disease by spreading it around and near your plants. It can also be applied to top-dress beds or added to potting mix. And compost can and should be used liberally.
Do NOT Feed the Plants
When adding nutrients, compost, and water to your garden, pay close attention to feeding the soil – not the plants and vegetation. The heart and lifeline of all plants are the roots, and roots feed off the soil (remember, we said put compost near the plants). Feed your garden and your soil, but don’t drown your plants.
While we wear clothes, coats, and protective layers, that is precisely what mulch does for our garden. In addition to protecting it from cooler temps or burning sun, it also helps your garden to retain moisture.
There is no better friend to a garden than an attentive gardener. Don’t plant it and forget it, but check on the progress, health, and needs of your garden daily, or at least often and regularly. The results will speak for themselves, and so will your garden.
Star Sprinkler Systems, Inc. Irrigation Services
Welcome to Star Sprinkler Systems, Inc. We are a family-owned and operated business serving Medford, NJ, and surrounding areas. With over 35 years of experience, we are dedicated to the irrigation needs of residences, businesses, and more.
We specialize in water conservation, spring start-up service, irrigation installation, and repair of any existing sprinkler system, among other services. Our trained, professional team members are also available to winterize your system so your lines won’t be affected by those freezing temperatures.
Contact us to learn more or if you have any questions, and irrigate your garden and more with Star Sprinkler Systems, Inc. today.