Garden care techniques

The garden is often one of the most neglected areas of the house, so maintaining it can give your property a special distinction.

By dedicating enough time to the care of plants and flowers, we can give life and color to our garden and begin the process of redesigning it.

Instructions for caring for your garden

1. Trimming weeds and cleaning plants

If we want to condition a garden or we have a garden that has been abandoned for a long time, the first step is to clean the space. To begin with, we must cut back the weeds that have grown.

In order for our flowers and plants to easily absorb water and nutrients and sprout new shoots, we also need to remove dry leaves and get rid of surrounding weeds.

2. Morning or evening watering

It is best to water plants in the morning (before the sun rises) or in the evening (before the temperature drops too low). This way, the water will not evaporate as quickly and our garden will not get sunburned or too cold.

Prepared soil can be added to pots or planters to help them retain moisture better. It facilitates drainage and increases oxygen levels, which allows for optimal nutrient and mineral transfer.

In clay pots, it is necessary to water and apply this soil frequently because of its porosity, which allows it to absorb some of the water.

3. Modify the watering zone

To avoid soil loss and exposed roots, it is essential to rotate the watering zones. To avoid tearing the leaves and to preserve more of this resource, it is also vital to direct the water jet to the stem instead of the leaves. The amount of water we use reaches the root more quickly when we water directly on the stem.

4. Strengthen the lawn

Since grass needs a lot of maintenance to stay green, especially in hot weather, fertilizers should be used to encourage its development. 

5. Apply compost and fertilizer

Compost and fertilizer applications promote robust and healthy growth of plants and flowers. They improve soil quality and help distribute more nutrients. While fertilizers must be combined with water to dissolve in the soil, compost can be added directly to the soil.