The garden can become a hobbie exciting: having loved living in your care, see grow and flourish and especially to witness his ability to transform a space into a true oasis. But when dealing with living beings, each species needs different care, a lot of dedication and above all, a lot of love. If you are starting in this universe or if you have been in it for a while, there are very common mistakes that you are probably making, but that have an easy solution, read these tips to achieve a perfect garden !
Don’t Study Your Location
Before you start gardening, you must master your plants. They can look amazing on your doorstep, but they probably wouldn’t last long. So when you are in a nursery, not only let yourself be amazed by the beauty of the plants, but you must also take into account the climatic conditions, the place where you are going to place it and of course, the care that each one of them needs. . Cacti, cycas, palms and horticultural plants are sunny plants, however it is recommended to acclimatize them little by little so that they do not burn in the first months of their new location.
Not Controlling Irrigation
If you water it too little, it dries up and if you water it too much, it drowns! It is one of the most common mistakes when starting out in gardening, but solve it like this:
- Check the moisture in the soil before you start watering. As if you were baking a cake: insert a wooden stick into the ground and when removing it, check how much has adhered to it. If it’s clean, then you can be a sign of watering again.
- Do not wet the plants or flowers, but only the earth, since when the plants and flowers get wet, they can rot.
- Water in the afternoon to prevent the water from evaporating quickly.
Do Not Pay
Regardless of whether they are in a pot or in the ground, all plants need to feed, even more so in the growing season. And fertilizers provide nutrients that plants appreciate, as they help them grow and develop better. Look for those with phosphorus (it favors the maturation of flowers and enhances the development of the roots) and with potassium (which transports nutrients and allows the development of more resistant tissues).
Install Only One Type Of Plant
A row of trees of the same species can look neat and neat, and can be useful for marking terrain, projecting a view, or granting privacy. However it is called “monoculture” and it can become a very bad idea if a pest or disease occurs. Since they normally spread and you will have everything ruined in a matter of days. You can solve it by adding trees or shrubs between them, staggering different types of plants. Thus, you will not only avoid contagions, but you will also give a more interesting touch to the landscape and offer a more complete habitat for birds and other animals.