Is your garden looking a little lackluster these days? With just a few simple tips you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the view again.
Watering your plants seems like common sense. Who knew that there were actually ways to optimize your garden through doing so. Most plants will only need about 1-2 inches of water per week. By just making sure that your garden stays evenly moisturized your plants will flourish. A good method for irrigating your garden is to use ollas, or unglazed clay pots buried underneath your soil. The pots make sure that the water can make its way all the way to the roots and also helps to prevent water evaporation. This simple step will ensure that your garden is it’s brightest green ever.
Feeding your garden is equally as important. Plants need a good mixture or nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus to stay healthy. A great way of doing this is to start composting. It’s green for the environment and your plants will love you for it. If you plan to compost make sure that you are aware that most compost heaps that are well tended are not ready for your garden until around 4-6 months. This may seem like a lengthy process to some but once you see the effect it can have on your garden it will definitely be worth it.
Shine a little light on those pretty petals! High power LED grow lights put forth much less heat than traditional grow lamps and are much healthier for your plants and leaves less heat scarring. Not to mention you’ll save a ton on the power bill since LED grow lights only shine light on the area it’s intended for.
A healthy garden is beautiful, but why not add to the eye appeal? Add a water feature to enhance tranquility or scatter some art throughout to give an eclectic feel. Once you find an idea you like, run with it. Your garden should be your sanctuary at home.