Getting your garden in ship shape is both a creative and therapeutic hobby.
Our usual groups of rectangular planters know this to be their main motivation. Plus, you are raising a living thing.
Your garden is your campus to develop your artistic skills. It’s also a great exercise that can burn a lot of calories over a few hours.
However, some of us get to grips with the dream garden but fail to get to grips with the actual gardening process. Some of these mistakes are very common and can ruin your dream landscape.
Let’s look at some of the usual errors people make when in the garden and offer some suggestions on how to avoid or fix them.
1.Monitor the sunlight (too much or too little?)
Although it depends on the plants you add in the garden, you must consider how much sunlight your garden gets throughout the year.
Plants absorb light and need it to grow and produce food.
The photosynthesis needs to be as strong as possible, so be sure to plant everything so it can get direct sunlight.
Another thing is to make sure the parts of the garden that don’t get as much sun can get a bit of refracted light. Move them into direct sunlight when it is possible if they are usually sitting in a shady area of the garden.
You need to give the plants space. This allows them to absorb light better.
Without the sunlight, it’s difficult to get anything to begin growing. These are some of the problems inadequate sunlight can cause:
The plants require a bit more love and light here. If they are growing slower than they are supposed to, try to move them into some direct sunlight.
The leaves change to yellow:
You’ll be very disappointed to see this happen, especially when leaves should be a captivating green and looking strong. This is very likely a problem with a lack of light.
Make sure they get enough direct sunlight. The average sunlight required is about 6-8 hours per day, but this can change depending on the type of plant.
You must also check that your plants can grow in the temperature you can provide in your garden. If not, they may need more light. If it isn’t this, check that your soil has the right amount of nutrients for your plants to grow.
The leaves look burnt and then starts to drop off:
This plant is feeling cold and needs some warmth. Take the plant in a pot and put it inside as it will need a warmer space.
2. Hydration (check how much water they need)
This is very much about the Yin Yang effect of gardening. Balance is the word when it comes to water. We know plants need water, but we never know how much.
Watering the rectangular planters:
Wherever they are located, the rectangular planters require enough water. Try to water the soil rather than the whole plant.
The plant likes a bit of water but drinks water from the root. Give the plant enough water so that the soil is always slightly moist.
Too much moisture and the plant gets flooded and too little means the plant isn’t getting enough water.
Seeds don’t sprout:
Give it a bit of time. They might not be ready yet. Otherwise, check that the area isn’t too dry and keep the patch moist.
This could be one of two things or both. These are watering issues or plant disease. Check to make sure you water deeply, not just on the surface.
Don’t let the soil become too soggy or too dry.
3. Soil issues in the garden
We know organic gardening is a trend and we are interested in things being au natural. This is understandable. However, when growing alien plants around a garden you allow them to vulnerable to all kinds of risks.
Make sure you give your plants good quality soil to grow and have some fertilizer ready for prevention and in case of attacks.
Slow growth and leaves are turning yellow:
Your plants are probably not getting enough nutrients. Check the quality of the soil. A PH detector can check for rising acids levels. The local nursery will have experts on hand to advise about the right kind of soil to use for certain plants.
The leaves just don’t look right:
This could be anything ranging from what we’ve mentioned but generally, it is an imbalance of some sort. The leaves might have spots or there are growth problems or several other problems that are happening.
It could be sunlight or water issues, but also a plant disease. Check the quality of the soil and make sure there is enough.
There are a few plant diseases out there so have some organic herbicide or insecticide available. This might help to prevent the plants from getting a further disease. This is possibly the last resort to save your plants if they look sick.
These are the three main areas we’ve covered today. You can’t be 100% perfect with gardening, so give it a try and look to make your dream patch of lawn. Refer back to us if you ever experience any problems.