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Monday, 10 July 2017

Easy Ways To Boost Your Plants' Growth

We want to fill our gardens with gorgeous plants and flowers. After all, you want it to look superb for when friends and family come over for a visit. And ensuring you have plenty of these colorful and bright plants will help you to pull off a gorgeous garden. However, a lot of people struggle when it comes to making their plants last in the garden. And they are often left confused why they don’t have flourishing plants. Therefore, if you want to ensure you have happy and healthy plants, here are some easy ways you can boost your plants’ growth.


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Go for adequate containers


You need to make sure your plants have plenty of room to grow. After all, if you place them in poorly sized containers, you are going to struggle to maintain them. In fact, you will end up needing to replace them as they keep dying in your garden. Therefore, you need to go for adequate containers which will keep the plants in good nick. For starters, you should only go for hanging baskets which have plenty of space for the plants. It’s worth checking how big the plant is meant to be before you get one of these to be home to the plant. That way, you won’t restrict their growth down to the container. And the same goes for any pots you get. You need to make sure they are adequate to boost your plant’s growth and enjoy a beautiful garden.


Make your soil healthier  


It’s often down to the soil when your plants are not growing as well as they could be. After all, they need healthy soil if they are going to flourish in your garden. And simply watering them more is not enough. Therefore, you should look into ways to make the soil healthier. For one thing, you could add some organic matter to the soil. It’s ideal for improving the texture of the soil to ensure it absorbs and drains moisture better. It can also help ensure nutrients are delivered to your plants to keep them happy and healthy. You might also want to go for something like a topsoil bulk bag. The great quality soil can be perfect to ensure your plants flourish in the garden. And it’s ideal to use in flower beds and planters to help the plants grow to perfection!


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Get rid of pests


It can be so easy to end up with pests in your soil. After all, they can be enticed by particular plants and flowers. And then they can cause them to die as they stop growing properly. You can use scents to drive the pests away. In fact, aromas like basil and lemon grass can soon send the pests away which can improve growth. Also, make sure it’s not a good area for them to make a home in. For example, if you add sharp things like eggshells in the soil, they won’t be sticking around near your plant!


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And going for greenhouses with lighting can also help to boost your plant’s growth. So if you have space in your garden, opt for one these to grow your plants!


Friday, 7 July 2017

Giving Your Garden A Freshen-Up



When it comes to gardens, those with a keen eye are wanting to keep it looking fresh and blooming the whole year round. Of course, living in the UK means that we don’t really have the means to be able to do this; sunlight is limited at certain times of the year, and harsh weather conditions certainly don’t help matters. But what about the things that we can do - and why aren’t we doing more of them?


Focus On The Lawn

The main thing that your eyes will be drawn to whenever you step out into your garden is the lawn. It’s the grass that you need to pay attention to. If it’s looking a bit bare, spreading fresh seed can help with growth. If you have regular bird visitors, make sure that you put a net or some sort of barrier over what you are sowing - that way the seeds won’t be eaten before they’ve had a chance to settle in and grow. It’s good if you know what type of grass that you are already growing in your garden, else you risk the chance of having mismatched colours and textures happening. If you don’t know what grass you’ve already got growing and you think it’s beyond redemption, looking up local turf suppliers may be the path that you need to take. Redoing your lawn entirely may be a day’s work, but the results at the end will be phenomenal once the turf has had chance to rest.


Weed To Your Heart’s Content
See a weed, pick it up and all day long you’ll have a … better-looking garden. The more weeds that you uproot as you go along your day-to-day business, the neater that your garden will look. This goes for your drive and borders too. Aiming to get a certain number each day will mean that you’ll certainly start to see a difference.


Make It Seasonal

Making sure that you have seasonal plants and flowers in for the correct time of year can do so much for your garden. Thankfully, most of these plants tend to come into bloom in the summer, so you don’t have to worry about this time of year. However, planting sturdy perennials for the winter can definitely see your garden still looking great towards the colder months.


A Lick Of Paint Makes All The Difference

It’s not just all about the flowers, plants and shrubs. The furniture in your garden can say a lot about you and just how much effort you put into its upkeep. Going over any wooden furniture such as chairs and tables in a wood stain or paint at least every year will keep it looking great - and will help to keep your garden from looking shabby. If you have wooden fences rather than brick enclosing your garden, don’t forget to give these a once-over too; not only will it help the appearance, but it will also help to protect them against rot which can see them easily blowing down when winds pick up.


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