Keeping Gardens Green

30th Aug 2012

Keeping gardens green can be tricky, especially if you have plenty of trees and plants in your garden. The main thing in keep gardens green is to water regularly. If you have a large garden or front lawn then consider in investing in a sprinkler system. You can build a sprinkler system yourself or hire someone to construct it for you. There are even sprinkler systems that turn on when timed. If you want your sprinkler to turn on during the morning or late evening then all you would need to do is set the timer and your irrigation system will turn on without you having to leave your house. This is also a great way to water your garden if going on vacation.

Another way to keep gardens green is to make sure that plants have the proper soil type and compost support. Soil usually requires healthy in ingredients like nitrogen, phosphorous and nitrogen to help healthy plants grow. Compost and manure is also important to support weak soil and plants while growing. Make sure compost and manure are organic, and it should not contain any diseased plant material that could contaminate your plants. When it comes to soil health, make sure that earthworms and microbes are plentiful in the soil to maintain a rich and nutrient-filled balance. Don’t overdo it with pesticides since you will be killing earthworms that keep soil rich by digging natural tunnels and enriching soil to make a proper home. Earthworms make the soil more lucrative as they try to make a good habitat for themselves. If it is too hot outside, and you are undergoing a drought season, bring in all portable plants inside or under a shaded area for protection from the harsh sun and be sure to water more frequently. Despite harsh weather, gardeners should always water their plants no matter how scarce water may be.