Everyone wants to be able to take pride in their work. For students, this means a report card with all A’s. For a baker, may mean perfecting their brownie recipe. For gardeners, they want to have the lushest garden. If this sounds like you, check out these tips to keep your garden blossoming and colorful:
- Plant flowers that are in season.
Picking summer flowers to plant in the winter will almost always be accompanied by disappointment. Try to match the plants you want to grow with the plants that will thrive the best during the current season. Additionally, make sure flowers are appropriate for the climate that you live in. Cactus plants will drown in an area that rains constantly, and any flower that needs a lot of water will shrivel in an overly-arid climate.
- Space the flowers evenly and consistently.
Overcrowding your seeds violates the most sacred rule of gardening. Give each individual plant or flower ample room to grow. This being said, it can be tedious to make sure every plant is evenly spaced out. Don’t get lazy and start planting seeds sporadically! Making sure the rows of plants are at least somewhat evenly-spaced out will ensure a symmetrical garden.
- Pull weeds on a regular basis.
Weeds and invasive plant species are just one of many bumps in the road on your way to creating your oasis. Not only should you pull weeds as soon as you see them, but you should also destroy the roots. If not, they will continue to grow and spread. Aside from pulling and physically destroying the roots, certain herbicides can help mitigate weeds while helping other plants flourish.
Be careful if you decide to use a plant-killing spray, though. A few herbicides have been linked to nasty side effects. The Driscoll Firm, P.C. has recently begun to handle cases regarding Roundup. Roundup is an herbicide containing glyphosate. Glyphosate is a chemical that is now being labeled as a carcinogen, and it has been linked to various diseases including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia.
If you decide to go the route of using an herbicide, be sure to avoid using Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products. If you’ve already started using these, stop immediately and get in contact with an attorney who can help get you the proper settlement if the unthinkable should occur and you begin to experience side effects due to exposure.
- Be patient!
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your garden be. Plants take time to grow. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breeze as you watch the first buds begin to pop up. If you find yourself growing impatient, resist the urge to try and force the garden to grow faster. Rushing the process can damage any flowers that are beginning to sprout. It’ll all be worth it when you wake up one day and see an incredible garden full of colorful flowers.Read More