How to Keep Your Garden Healthy and Thriving

No gardener wants weeds and invasive plants in their garden, and they’ll spend lots of their time and money combating them.

Here are some tips to keep your garden healthy and thriving.

Weed After the Rain

Weeding is a monotonous job that’s easier after it rains, so use a downpour to pull the weeds when the soil is damp. Weeding in damp soil is kinder on your muscles and more effective because you’ll be less likely to snap off parts of the weed and leave the roots behind to regrow. 

Try Mulch

Forestry mulching for invasive plant removal or weed killing is an effective tool because mulch deprives weeds and unwanted plants of light and creates a nutrient-poor environment that’s difficult for them to germinate and survive in. Mulching doesn’t require the labor-intensive work typically associated with weeding. 

Use Weedkillers Sparingly

Read the instructions carefully for any weedkiller because they may be dependent on factors such as the timing and type of weed. Most user-friendly weedkillers are applied after the weed has sprouted and are sprayed or used directly onto the sprouting weed. 

Cut Off Weed Heads

If you cannot remove the weed from the root, then remove their heads. Cutting off the heads of the weeds reduces the possibility of the weeds reseeding and spreading. 

Work in Sections 

A large garden can be overwhelming, so break it down into smaller more manageable sections. Clear a small section at a time and work through it gradually. Do one small task at a time instead of facing the whole garden.

Take Care of Your Lawn  

A well-pruned lawn can improve the aesthetics of your garden, and keeping the grass clean, tidy, and trimmed boosts the overall look and feel of your garden. 

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