7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

September 13, 2017

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

Avid gardeners have finally shared their methods in creating their very own healthy garden at home and they are so much easier than you think! Read about them below.

1. Get the best type of garden soil that you can get your hands on.

The foundation of a healthy garden is in the quality of the soil. Turn your soil at least twice or thrice a month to keep it loose. Clay soils, which are harder and more dense than other varieties, tend to crumble over time. Using a spade to loosen it up every once in awhile promotes healthy plant growth.

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

2. Consider topping your clay soil with organic compost.

Organic compost keeps clay soil from getting too dry and compact and keeps it at its ideal state for a longer time. Locally made or purchased compost is best as recommended by experienced gardeners. Topping up your soil with organic compost by about a foot should keep clay soil from getting crumbly.

3. Invest in high quality garden tools.

Using the best quality garden tools that you can get influences how your plants grow and develop over time. Just like how chefs invest in the best kitchen instruments, gardeners or garden enthusiasts should also share the same sentiment about their gardening tools as well.

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

4. Keep your plants well-hydrated.

Most plants are about 90% water and depriving them of moisture and hydration affects the overall health of a garden. Watering them early in the morning lessens the chances of water evaporating as it is a much cooler part of the day.

Choose plants that fit the level of commitment you are willing to give when maintaining a garden.
Some plants require more time and effort to maintain, while some get by with a lot less. Plants like Chrysanthemum, Gardenia, and Jasmine are considered low maintenance plants as they require less watering.

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

5. Ensure there is enough space between plants for proper growth.

Planting them too close together allows plants to compete for moisture, sunlight, and nutrients from the soil. Adequate room to grow, free flowing air, and adequate moisture distribution will give plants the chance to grow healthier. Planting them far enough apart from each other also prevents instances of tree uprooting and keeps plants from retaining too much water and moisture during a storm. These incidences, according to reports of emergency storm calls, are common occurrences during stormy seasons.

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Healthy Garden at Home

6. Determine which plants need more sunlight and which ones need less.

Doing prior research about the required amount of sunlight for the type of plants in your garden are essential. It will allow you to determine which area in your garden they is well suited for which types of plants. The same goes for vegetables as not all require the same amount of sunlight.

Posted in Home and Garden by Sophie Ruiz