What is your dream home? Although that is a hard question to answer, there are always certain traits that you can envisage. For most people, their dream home has a huge, lush garden that is full of pretty plants and life. Picture that. It looks good, right?
However, it is a dream for a reason, and the reality is often very different. Beautiful plants are replaced by withered flowers and weeds while the lush grass is brown and lifeless. If there is one thing that every homeowner knows, it is this: maintaining a garden is hard! Luckily, there are a few things you do to enhance it and start your journey down the path that is your dream home.
Cultivate The Ground
The result will always be in the back of your mind. However, the result and the beginning are two completely different aspects of gardening. Before you can sit back and enjoy your garden, you need to put in a lot of groundwork, literally. Start by preparing the ground before you plant any flowers or lay any turf. Otherwise, you run the risk of there not being enough nutrients for life to grow.
Don’t Smother Plants With Soil
It is important to get the balance just right. You cannot cover plants with too little, but you should also never cover them with too much soil and drown them. Planting flowers too deep is a common mistake because there is a myth that deeper is better. Every plant is unique, so there is no generic rule, but most tend to need a ¼ inch of soil. For more info, consult the back of the packet.
Weed Out The Enemy
Plants can be viscous. The world is a small space, and everyone and everything are fighting for as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, there will be organisms in your garden that are willing to kill your seedlings and take over their space. Usually, they come in the form of weeds. Simply weed out any plants that are beginning to get too close for comfort before they cause chaos.
Nourish Them While They Are Young
The beginning of a plant’s life is a very important time. It is during this time that will decide whether they flower or whether they die. As you can see, there are a lot of hazards. One of them you can easily negate, however, is food. If the soil isn’t fertile enough, there might not be enough nutrients in the ground. With the help of Aquaponics, you have all you need to build your new garden.
Never Forget Them
That should be enough to allow them to grow into fully fledged adults. But, the work doesn’t stop once they are tall enough or old enough. Plants are like children in the sense that they need constant love and attention. Never forget your plants because they will soon wither and die.
Then, you have to go through the process all over again, and your garden will never match the image in your head.