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Tips for Garden Maintenance

by Debra Engel 03/11/2019

Everybody can have a great garden. Yes, it will demand some attention and details, as would other great things, but if you put your heart to it, you will find that it is not impossible even for you. Here are some the top tips you should pay attention to if you want to keep a healthy garden.

  • Hydrate Your Garden Appropriately. Make sure your garden always has the right amount of water in it at every time. If you notice dry leaves popping out, then it’s an indication there’s not enough water in the soil. You can water your flower beds about 2 to 3 times every week, and this should be done late in the evening or early in the morning so the garden soil doesn’t lose the bulk of water to the heat of the sun. When watering, make sure you water the roots and not the leaves as that would promote bacteria growth on the leaves.
  • Weed Constantly. It's critical that you weed and prune out your garden regularly to prevent weeds from taking over. When weeding, remove them by the roots to prevent them from competing with your plants for nutrients. In spring, you should prune plants that survived the winter so they can grow afresh. Spreading mulch on the garden can also help prevent weeds from developing. You can keep the weeds and other remains of unwanted plants as ingredients for making compost.
  • Constantly Renew the Soil. Organic elements like compost or manure should be continuously added to refresh and renew the soil. Winter always see the drying out of the soil so you can do this during the spring. If you save up your weeds in a compost bin throughout the year, then you would have a ready source of compost to use when you need it. The best manure to add is one that has been cured for at least half a year, as fresh manure often has a high percentage of nitrogen which can prove very dangerous for plants. Fertilizers should also be added to the soil after testing it to see what nutrients it lacks and then supplied.
  • Plant in Adequate Lighting. The right amount of sunlight is essential for plants growth. Ideally, situate your garden in a place that gets direct light from the sun for at least 8 hours every day. If your garden is in a low shaded area, you might have to make do with vegetables like spinach and cabbage as they grow very well in such conditions.
  • Now you have all you need to grow and keep a healthy garden.

    About the Author

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    Debra Engel

      

    Through her commitment to excellence and personal service Debra has become a highly regarded Realtor with RE/MAX. Debra is familiar with the residential resale markets throughout her area. She has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to market your home effectively, and to help you choose the right neighborhood for you and your family.

    Debra believes that real estate is much more than simply buying or selling a home. To her, a key element of real estate is developing relationships and building trust with her clients. When you meet Debra you will quickly realize you have gained a true friend! She knows how to listen and always puts the needs and wants of her clients first. Debra truly enjoys working with her clients and helping them through the process of buying or selling a home.

    Whether your move is up sizing or downsizing or changing cities, Debra and her staff are dedicated to listening to your needs and to serving you with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Perhaps it is this commitment to personal service that keeps her clients coming back time after time and recommending Debra to their friends and family. 

    She has completed her SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), CIAS (Certified Investor Agent Specialist), CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) and SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource). 

    Her latest accomplishment in 2018 is she joined the RE/MAX Hall of Fame of which she takes much pride in.