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The 101 on Being a Good Gardener

Even though there are constantly new gardening methods, advice, supplies, tools, and equipment available, there are several fundamentals that every competent gardener should be familiar with. Whether you are a gardening pro or a novice, it can take some time and work to create a healthy and beautiful garden.

At Pulse Lawn Mowing and Gardening, we are skilled at taking care of all kinds of lawns and gardens. We’ve compiled five straightforward pieces of advice for gardeners that we’ve learned over years of expertise.

1) Examine your soil

Make sure your soil is suitable for plant growth before you start working in your garden. Your soil must have the ideal pH level, as well as the proper quantity and quality of micronutrients, for your plants to develop and thrive. A professional gardening service may test the soil for you, or you can get a kit for testing the soil yourself. Once you have more knowledge about your soil, you can add compost, manure, or dried peat moss to enhance its quality. Remember that improved soil is lighter, drains well, promotes rapid root emergence, and is simpler to weed. It’s crucial to understand your soil type while selecting the proper plants.

2) Pick suitable plants

Even if you are the most meticulous gardener ever, a plant that you have picked for your garden that is not the right one will struggle to thrive. The plants you select will depend on the size, type, and geography of your garden, as well as the soil you have. The finest plants will depend on your level of shadow and the type of garden you want, such as a vegetable or ornamental flower garden. For instance, you might want to think about growing native violets or a hydrangea in a smaller, more shady area.

3) Regularly water

We all know that plants require water to exist, understanding when to water particular plants will ensure that your plants are happy and healthy. Otherwise, it’s ideal to water your garden every ten to seven days. Your plants should state their watering needs on their tags, which also list their species and other relevant information. In the warmer months, drink more water, and in the cooler ones, less. To prevent water loss and plant drying out, we advise watering your plants in the morning. Additionally, you should water your plants “deeply,” which refers to giving the roots water rather than simply the leaves or top soil.

4) Recognise pests and weeds

Pests and weeds especially enjoy establishing a home in your garden, especially if it is flourishing. The most prevalent invasive weeds in Australia include cudweed, dandelion, bindii, clover, and creeping oxalis. As weeds spread quickly if you ignore them, prevention is essential when trying to eradicate them from your garden. Pull any of these weeds you spot out of the moist soil to keep them from taking over your garden. Make sure to get rid of the entire plant, including the roots. In order to prevent weeds from receiving sunshine, oxygen, or water and eventually dying, cover them with black plastic, tarpaulin, or newspapers for at least 15 days if you already have a weed invasion.

With pests, the same principles apply: prevention and quick intervention are crucial. Caterpillar worms, beetles, snails, and aphids may easily and swiftly annihilate your prized plants despite their small size. Be careful to only treat the insects that you don’t want in your garden, though. Placing saucers of beer out as slug and snail bait and using crushed tomato leaf or garlic spray on stems and leaves to combat aphids are a few easy DIY pest control techniques. Hardware and gardening stores also carry speciality pest control supplies.

5) Carry out routine upkeep

You should carry out routine upkeep to keep your yard looking lovely all year. This entails routine mulching, pruning, and plant repotting as necessary. A plant can be made more manageable and healthy by pruning. Additionally, you can give it the shape you desire by experimenting with various trimming methods. Every time you trim, you don’t always need to use a power tool; pinch pruning, which involves cutting just a few centimetres off the plant, can do wonders for your plants. Every month or so, take the time to carefully examine your garden and take care of any problems, such as over or underwatering.

Trying new proven successful hacks and tricks along with tried-and-true tactics and suggestions will help you create the healthy, lush garden you’ve always desired, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned master. With a regular or even just one-time service, our gardening services can make sure that your garden is happy and healthy by taking care of all of its specific demands. Call Pulse Lawn Mowing & Gardening on 1300 697 857 or enquire online for a free, no-obligation quote for all of your gardening needs now!

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