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If you struggle with garden care and maintenance, you’re not alone. Maintaining a beautiful, productive, and healthy garden is what we all strive for. But it can be a huge challenge sometimes.
We’ve all been there… starting a garden is exciting, and it’s fun when you see all of your plants growing. You dream of gorgeous flowers and a bounty of fresh veggies, and you can’t wait to reap the rewards.
But then the heat of summer kicks in, and the weeds start to take over. You go for days or weeks without any rain, which only seems to help the weeds grow faster. And don’t even get me started on all those annoying pests munching your plants! UGH!
If this sounds familiar, and you struggle with garden care, then you’re in the right place! Whether you’re growing flowers or vegetables, in the ground or containers, this is where you'll learn all about proper garden care and maintenance.
How To Take Care Of A Garden
Here you will learn everything there is to know about how to maintain beautiful, healthy, and productive gardens. From garden soil to fertilizing, pest control to pruning, watering and weeding, you’ll get tons of simple garden care tips.
Soil is the foundation for growing strong, healthy plants. Good soil makes garden care so much easier! Start by learning how to test your soil. Then you might want to check out my guide about preparing the soil for planting.
Or skip right to the section that’s all about garden soil.
Watering is another essential part of caring for a garden. Improper watering can cause all kinds of issues, so make sure you know how to do it right.
Visit the garden irrigation page to learn all about watering your garden.
By far the biggest struggle that gardeners face is dealing with pests. There are many types bugs and animals that eat plants, and sometimes it’s a battle to keep them from destroying your garden.
If this sounds familiar, then the garden pest control section is exactly where you need to go to find help.
Weeds compete with our garden plants for water and nutrients, so it’s important to keep them under control.
Mulching your garden is one of the best ways to keep them from growing, so you don’t have to spend your entire summer pulling pesky weeds.
Just like anything else, plants need adequate nutrients in order to grow and thrive.
Organic fertilizers are the best way to ensure your plants have what the need to stay healthy, and explode with all those pretty flowers and yummy vegetables.
Pruning is probably the most neglected garden care task there is, but it’s a big one. Timely and proper pruning prevents disease, triggers fresh new growth and flowers, and keeps your garden looking tidy.
If you're a new gardener, don't fret. It can take some time to learn the ropes, and get the hang of caring for your garden. Reading through the posts below is the best first step.
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