Growing a garden is a real treat – from beautiful flowers to incredible fruits and vegetables, working on a garden can only be beneficial. Whether one is just getting into landscaping or has been doing it for years, all gardeners face the same problem at least once – a garden that isn’t growing. If you’re facing that problem this season, here’s where you’re probably going wrong.
1. Not giving attention to lawn mowing
Believe it or not, ballarat lawn mowing has more advantages than you can think of. In our context, it is important because it evens out the surface for the grass to get even amounts of sunlight and water. It keeps pests at bay ultimately helping them grow.
2. Planting your garden in the wrong spot
Each plant has different requirements. Some require more shade while others require ample amounts of sunshine. Others require a lot of moisture while some may not grow unless growing in dry soil. Also, some plants require more space between it and other plants than others. You need to understand the requirements for each and every one of the plants you are planning to plant in order to ensure they grow properly. Understand what kind of garden you have and how much space you have to see what kind of plants you can grow and how many. You can always go to your nearest nursery to ask for information on plants and they will offer you the best advice.
3. Not preparing the soil
Soil is arguably the most important part of growing your garden. If the soil is unsuitable for the plant, then it won’t even begin to grow – the soil gives your plant the nutrients it requires. They don’t do well in soils that are alkaline soils or acidic soils and the quality of the soil needs to be good too. Before planting your garden, make sure that you test the soil’s pH and mineral content. If your soil is unsuitable, don’t worry – you can always work on your soil and normalise it by adding organic matter. This helps add nutrients to sandy soil and improve drainage in clayey soils.
4. Not giving the appropriate amount of water
The most common mistake made by gardeners is incorrectly watering their plants, causing them to die from dehydration or overwatering. Different crops and plants require different amounts of water and it is very important to understand how much each plant requires before planting it. Underwatering your plants will result in wilting plants due to inability to transfer nutrients. This leaves your plants weak and prone to disease. Overwatering your plants can lead to root rot which is particularly possible if your soil is clayey, resulting in poor drainage. Excess moisture can also lead to humidity and fungal diseases. Rather than giving your plants a little bit of water every day, focus on deep watering your plants at longer intervals. This along with good soil will ensure that your plants get enough water and grow healthy.