One of the best ways to add personality to your home is to go out to the garden. And whether you’ve just bought a new property or you are looking to improve the overall feel of the place the garden can reinvigorate the entire property. But even if you’ve been there for a while the garden can be somewhat neglected. We know that our garden needs care and attention but things get in the way. And if your garden is struggling to show signs of life you have to know what the signs are. What are the signs that your garden is due a makeover?
Lack Of Garden Maintenance
You might think that you do what you can to water the plants but if you don’t give them a haircut on occasion, it’s not just going to make the garden look uninspired but the increase of dead foliage can stop plants growing. Make sure that you snip off those old leaves and branches so new ones can grow in their place. Even if you don’t have the time to do this you can contact a landscaping company to trim the hedges and breathe new life into your garden. When we look at the space we’ve got to make sure that the aesthetics are there but we’re also doing what we can to nurture new plant life. Make sure that you sterilize those trimming shears so you don’t damage healthy parts of the plant.
You might think that you are doing everything you can to look after the plants but it’s not enough. If you care for them too much by overwatering them this can be fine for certain plants but not for others. It’s a very fine balance. Ultimately, you need to look at the condition of your garden soil. If the soil looks and feels dry you need to water it. But if it feels moist then you should leave it be. Every plant has a different set of water requirements. Be sure to follow the instructions as closely as possible and this will help them to thrive.
Do You See Any Insects?
If there are holes in the leaves of the plants it’s likely that there are hungry insects around. But the great solution is that you can protect your plants by investing in an insect spray. If you’re concerned about exposing your plants to chemicals you can find organic plant sprays. One of the most frustrating aspects of keeping your garden well maintained is insects. If you let them, they will chew through everything they can.
Is It The Right Environment For Your Plants?
Every plant has its own set of requirements. You may very well be overexposing plants to sunlight or excess heat. If your plants are going brown or wilting, especially in warmer climates it’s a good idea to invest in. Conversely, your plants may need more sunlight. One of the telltale signs of this is if the stem of the plant is going towards the sun.
If you are trying to fix up your home by changing the garden around but nothing seems to be working, have a look at these areas first and see if they will make all the difference.