During the pandemic, those who have gardens would have been grateful to have one, so they didn’t have to be stuck indoors. Gardening is a healthy and productive activity which improves both physical and mental well-being. It is important to look after your garden to stop it from becoming overgrown, so here are some tips on how to do it.
- Mow regularly, but only cut 1/3 of the length of the grass. You will have to cut it more in the summer and less in the winter but be careful when it is wet as you could damage it. Make sure to invest in a lawn mower that is durable and good quality. I highly recommend Mountfield Parts and you can visit this website https://www.diyspareparts.com/parts/mountfield to buy all that you need.
- Beat the weeds! I don’t mean literally beat them, but do not let them get out of control. As soon as you see one growing, take it out of the ground, making sure to remove the roots. Their roots can use vital nutrients and air in the soil that other plants need to grow.
- Water your garden regularly but not during sunny hours. During the summer it is best to water your garden early in the morning and late at night as you can scorch the plants if you water during hours of peak sunlight. Moreover, be careful watering during freezing temperatures as the water could freeze on the plants.
- Lastly, improve the quality of your soil by making sure it is an equal mixture of clay and sand as too much clay can lead to poor drainage. This can cause your garden to become waterlogged during times of substantial rain.