If you are looking for some good gardening advice, you should visit a nearby nursery or consult a horticulturist, you also have a number of options in form of going through gardening literatures, online articles and forums. As far as specifics are concerned, each plant type is different from other and their requirements also vary, however some common gardening tips required for maintaining a healthy garden. Some of those are listed below:

Allow your plants enough space to grow

If you crowd too many plants at a single juncture, there will be a tussle among them for proper sunlight and nutrition. This tussle is often reflected by their disfigured or inhibited growth. Also, the congestion will not allow proper air-flow between the leaves, and the result would not be a worthwhile exhibition for your garden. Thus, enough room for proper growth and development of plants is of utmost importance for having a beautiful garden.

Ensure proper watering of your plants

Plants vary with respect to their water requirement. Do your research what plant varieties you are growing in your garden and what’s their water requirement. Water your plants regularly, but don’t over irrigate them. Stagnant water in plant-beds can lead to root rots and poor performance of the plants. Water required by a plant largely depends on the type of plant, climate and soil. Some soils hold water for long while others don’t. Check the type of soil in your garden and decide your watering frequency accordingly.

Add appropriate fertilizers

Adding fertilizer and that too in right quantity is yet another important aspect of gardening. Check the soil type of your garden. You can ask a local soil expert, a horticulturist or send a sample of your garden soil to a soil laboratory for analysis regarding the available nutrients and to find out the lacking minerals. Doing so, you would be in a better position to decide the type and amount of fertilizer required by your plants.

Use proper pesticides and other chemicals

Pesticides and fungicides are required to control insects and disease causing pathogens. But again their quantity is very important. Un-necessary use of chemical fertilizers is not advised. Use them wisely and effectively to protect plants against pests and diseases. You should consult an expert horticulturist to know about the chemicals that are safe for use.

Do proper pruning of certain shrubs

Certain shrubs and flower plants need to be pruned periodically for facilitating growth of new and flowering shoots. The most common example is rose. You should have proper pruning tools like a pruning knife or secateurs for this purpose so that other parts of the plant are not damaged while removing old shoots. Also, specialized tools provide a neat cut and do not affect the overall beauty of the garden shrub.

Do periodical tilling of soil around the root area

Periodical tilling around roots not only facilitates good irrigation and water drainage, but also aerates the soil. Soil aeration is important for proper plant and root growth; it supplies oxygen to the roots and keeps the plants healthy.

Keep your garden neat and clean

If this aspect is left unattended, all your gardening efforts will go futile. After all, gardening is all about providing a splendid view to the eyes and making the surroundings beautiful. Remove the weeds frequently, and it’s better to install a cute looking garbage-bin in your garden so that your yard can remain clutter-free.

Attractive and blooming garden is liked by all. As such, an expert advice by a horticulturist can help you to sort out all your gardening intricacies and transform your ordinary garden into a blossoming dreamland.

For any advice or guidance pertaining to the plant growth maintaining healthy plants, contact Paul Gooderham. He runs a very reputed Gooderham Horticulture to cater all the needs.

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Popular Gardening Tips You Can Probably Ignore, Pt. 1

There are a lot of very popular gardening recommendations out there that most of us can probably ignore without any downside at all. Here are 5.

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0:52 Fertilize with Epsom salts
1) “Epsom Salts: Miracle, Myth, or Marketing” by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott https://puyallup.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/epsom-salts.pdf
2) “The Truth About Garden Remedies” by Dr. Jeff Gillman http://amzn.to/2eFB78d

2:17 Use mycorrhizal amendments
1) “Mycorrhizae: So What the Heck are They?” by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott https://puyallup.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/mycorrhizae.pdf
2) “Decoding Gardening Advice” by Dr. Jeff Gillman http://amzn.to/2fUMAXn
3) “Mycorrhizae and Mycorrhizal Soil Amendments” (OYR Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tdo3wSHVhA

3:50 Add coffee grounds, banana peels, and eggshells to planting holes

4:27 Use compost accelerators to get your compost pile cooking
1) http://www.gardenmyths.com/compost-accelerators-starters-and-activators/

5:31 Add sand to clay soil to improve soil texture and drainage
1) “The Myth of Soil Amendments Part II:If you have a clay soil, add sand to improve its texture” by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott https://puyallup.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/soil-amendments-2.pdf
2) “Decoding Gardening Advice” by Dr. Jeff Gillman http://amzn.to/2fUMAXn

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