How to Take Care of Your Garden: Essential Tips from Greenbee Landscapes


As experienced garden landscapers and garden designers, we know that caring for your
plants is a rewarding endeavour that brings beauty to your outdoor spaces. Gardening can
also provide a hobby for you in your spare time. Caring for your garden involves a
combination of regular maintenance, understanding plant needs, and appropriate
landscaping techniques. This is why we have created some tips on how to take care of your
garden.


Understand Your Plants’ Needs


Assessing your garden is a great starting point in figuring out which areas of your garden are
shaded, and sunny – you can do this by checking your garden at different points throughout
the day, and writing down which areas have what level of sun/shade. Once you have figured
this out, you can begin to plan where to plant new plants or move old ones, so that they can
grow and thrive in the best conditions for them. Below, we have a few examples:


Full Sun Plants: Need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Ideal for vegetables, roses,
and sunflowers.
Partial Shade Plants: Thrive with 3-6 hours of indirect sunlight. Think impatiens and
hydrangeas.
Shade Plants: Prefer less than 3 hours of direct sunlight. Perfect for ferns, hostas, and
begonias.


Proper Watering Routine


Watering your garden should be part of your garden routine, especially in the warmer
months of the year to prevent your grass and plants from drying out. A general rule would be
that most plants need around 1 inch of water per week, but this varies by species and the
weather. You can also check your soil moisture by sticking your finger into the soil to feel if it
feels dry. If it’s dry, it’s time to water, but be careful not to flood your plant as this can
suffocate the roots and lead to your plant rotting.


Soil Health


Along with watering your garden, your soil is really important for your plant’s health. If you
want to create a beautiful bed of flowers, or simply maintain your garden lawn, you can add
compost to your soil, which can help add nutrients and retain moisture within your soil to
help your plants thrive and grow.


Regular Pruning and Trimming


Pruning trees, and trimming shrubbery will not only keep your garden looking tidy but also
promote healthy growth and prevent the spread of disease. If you notice your plant is
becoming diseased, the affected areas should be pruned immediately to prevent the spread.
When cutting back your plants, be sure to use the correct equipment as this will also help
promote growth in your garden. If you need help to get started, we can help you with our
professional garden landscapers here at Greenbee Landscapes.


Weed Management


Regular weed management helps your garden look good, and also provides your plants
some much-needed breathing room. As weeds are invasive, they compete with your other
plants and steal their nutrients and water which would leave your plants rotting away if not
rectified. Removing weeds can be done through the use of weed-killer chemicals or by
taking them out by hand, which will aid the longevity of your garden. Our top tip is to weed
your garden as often as possible so that the task doesn’t pile up!


Fertilising


To help your flowers and shrubs grow strong and vibrant, you may opt to fertilise your plants
to aid this. There are numerous ways to fertilise your garden, such as chemical fertilsers that
you can buy in a shop, or organic options such as compost which you can buy or create
yourself. Alternatively, our garden landscapers can help fertilise your garden to help create a
gorgeous garden space!


Design and Aesthetics


A well-designed garden not only looks beautiful but is also easier to maintain. Consider
working withprofessional landscapers like us here at Greenbee Landscapes to create a
layout that suits your space and lifestyle. We can incorporate elements like pathways, flower
beds, and sitting areas to enhance the garden’s functionality and beauty. As garden
landscapers and garden designers, we are committed to helping you create and maintain
beautiful, sustainable gardens.


By following these tips, you can ensure that your garden remains beautiful and healthy all
year round! Remember, the key to successful plant care is understanding and respecting the
individual needs of each plant, as well as fostering a healthy garden.
For more personalised advice or to learn about our range of garden design, installation, and
maintenance services, contact us today

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