These gardening tips cover all parts of the yard and help you maintain your yard. Because you know that it is necessary to maintain your garden in order to enjoy it optimally. You will find tips about the maintenance of the plants in your garden, your lawn, the pond, the paving, your garden furniture and wooden decking.
Frost protection of stem and roots of perennials
Sometimes frost protection is necessary if a plant is not hardy. If the plant is firmly in the ground, air insulation is the best method. For example, use straw and burlap to wrap the trunk. Leaves are a natural protection for the roots. Do not suffocate the plant. It keeps the trunk and the soil dry in damp, cold periods. That dampens the influence of frost. You can use the top dressing spreader for that task.
Extra nutrition and fertilization of annual plants
Water once every two weeks, according to the needs and location. You need to water more during warm periods. Provide extra nutrition during the flowering period.
Remove faded flowers annual plants
Remove dead flowers. This makes a border look more neat. The plants will also flower longer and more profusely.
Feeding and fertilizing potted plants
During the growing season, plants in pots and window boxes need more moisture and nutrition than the same plants in the solid soil. There are special tablets that ensure that sufficient nutrients are released during watering throughout the growing season.
Water potted plants
You should water every week, according to the needs of the plant. A plant that gets too much or too little water often leaves the leaves hanging in both cases. You can immediately see whether the potting soil is bone dry or soaking wet.
You need to water immediately in case of drought. If the pot becomes too wet unnoticed, it is better to choose a pot where excess water can drain out. Put the plant in a pot with an overflow or a hole at the bottom.
Transplanting, repotting and pruning potted plants
If the plant continues to grow, the pot can become too small. Without a larger pot, the plant can die. Choose a pot in which the plant has enough room for the growth you want to allow. Pruning on time and properly slows down growth. The plant thus remains suitable for the pot in which it stands. The pruning method and moment of pruning differ per plant.
Frost protection of plant and pot
Porous materials attract moisture, which can cause the pot to crack. If you have doubts about the winter hardiness of your pot, store it frost-free. Otherwise, make sure that the water drainage in the pot is okay. As soon as too much water remains in the container, it will expand with frost, causing the pot to burst.
You protect the roots of plants by covering them with straw and burlap. Sometimes insulation of the pot is necessary to protect the roots. Then use bubble wrap or special acrylic cloth, for example.
Nutrition and fertilization of herbs and fruits
Once a year you add organic soil improver in the form of compost and peat litter. Always provide edible herbs with organic fertilizers. What the plant eats goes into the herb. Natural food benefits the taste.
Soil improvement herbs and fruit
Twice a year, in the spring and autumn, you add natural soil improver in the form of micro-organisms. The fungi promote the absorption of nutrients in the roots, which gives the herb more flavor.