For us, green thumbs, maintaining our backyards can be effortless, yet rewarding. Not only does a well-maintained backyard beautify the home, but freshly pruned and watered greenery also give a psychological effect of relief and wellness.
But gardening doesn’t have to be a daily undertaking. Smart gardeners know how to maintain their garden without exerting much effort. Below are some elements that gardeners can apply to make their garden healthy and self-sustaining:
- Check the weather
Plants on average don’t need a lot of watering in a day, as long as there is moisture in the soil. Overwatering your plants can lead to more drawbacks than benefits. That is why it is apt to know the weather conditions for the week to adjust your watering schedule. Rainy seasons require less manual watering, however, watering must be done now and then during dry seasons.
- Get year-round plants
Year-round plants are types of greenery that thrive throughout the year, thus minimal garden upkeep on your end. These plants aren’t dependent on the current season unlike other types of plants. Getting year-round plants such as hibiscus, coneflowers, candytuft, or bergenia makes the garden beautiful in any time of year.
- Tree maintenance
Trees in your backyard is a good aesthetic addition. It gives your garden more depth and color. Besides, trees also provide shade and fresh air. Nevertheless, when trees are left unmaintained, it could have unfavorable effects. Trees that get too tall can become gateways for pests, and old tall trees can be dangerous in the long run.