Gardens can add a wealth of beauty and appeal to your landscape, making it more inviting to other people, and possibly making it easier to sell your house if you’re planning on selling it. However, the summer can take a toll on your plants if you aren’t monitoring them. You need to know how to take care of your plants so that they thrive this season. Here are some maintenance tasks you should undergo to ensure your garden remains strong and thriving all season long.
Go With Plants That Work Best With Your Space and Lighting
You need to be sure your plants can work for your current landscape. Different plants need different amounts of light to thrive, and others require a certain amount of space, so they grow to their fullest. For indoor plants, you want to make sure they’re facing wherever they can get ideal lighting. Most houseplants like to have bright and indirect sunlight. Use curtains to minimize the intensity of sunlight if necessary. You don’t want your plants to be overexposed or underexposed to sunlight.
Figure Out Your Plant Compatibility
Are you new to gardening? If so, you may be learning that your plants need a lot of attention. Many people end up neglecting their plants because they don’t know how much time they demand. Make sure you know how much attention all of your plants need before you have them installed. If you want low-maintenance options, you can go with varieties such as succulents. If you want to invest more time, you can go with flowers such as orchids, which provide a lot of beauty to your landscape.
Moderate How Much Water You Use
It might sound strange, but underwatering your plants is often a better idea than overwatering them. If you water them too much, it can cause your roots to start rotting. For this reason, you should only water your plants whenever it’s definitely needed. The first two inches of soil should be completely dry. If you see that your soil is dark or feels moist to the touch, your plants will be fine for the time being. They will need more water during the summer on average because the extra heat causes water to vaporize more quickly, which results in your soil drying out at a faster rate.
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