March 1, 2024

Signs your Garden Needs some TLC

spring garden
Although the weather has been going up and down, with the official Spring date approaching, I can't stop thinking and planning the outdoor space and the garden! I find that it is important to keep up with the garden especially in the beginning when the weather warms up and we start planting. This way there is less work to do during the season and we can keep enjoying the green space. Here are somethings to keep in mind.

Yellowing Leaves
If you look around your garden and see a lot of yellowing leaves then this is a major sign that you need to do some work in your garden. Yellowing leaves can indicate that your garden has several issues, ranging from nutrient deficiencies to disease. If you see that there are small insects then this would indicate that you have a bit of an infestation and therefore you need to deal with this to stop the infestation from spreading and killing all the plants. 

Starting in Spring, you will notice that there are a lot of unwanted plants coming up in your garden. At first, they can seem harmless but over time they may end up intruding on other plants. Plants like this often compete with others for sunlight as well as for nutritional growth and development. If this is the case then you need to try and remove or control their growth. An affordable lawn care service should help you to deal with things like this, but if you want to do away with maintenance then one thing you can do is explore the idea of getting some parts of your garden paved. You can also look into natural stone stairs to change the look of your garden.

Pests are real troublemakers and you should try to deal with them as soon as you can. They can wreak havoc on your garden if you are not careful. Putting cages around vegetables and fruits can help protect the fruits. Covering cool weather plants like cabbage and kale with row covers helps control pests. Keep an eye out for any wilting plants, and take the time to deal with any sudden decline in crop yields.

Have you ever noticed white patches on the surface of your garden leaves? If so then you will know how badly it can impact your plants. One way for you to deal with this would be to look into the way you water your plants and how much exposure to water they are getting. You also need to make sure that you are trimming and pruning any infected plants as this is often the best way for you to stop the issue from getting worse. When I have doubts on how to care for the plants, I refer to gardening books and online to get advice from other gardeners.

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