Having a beautiful and well-looked-after garden can seriously upgrade your home and take it to the next level. One of the easiest ways to make your outdoor space look magnificent is by planting lots of different things. This way, you have a sea of color spread throughout the backyard, filling it with lots of lovely smells as well.
In an ideal world, you’ll plant something and it will grow big and strong. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen. Your plants aren’t growing as well as you hoped, and many of them are dying out. Instead of a gorgeous garden, you have a graveyard!
Why are your plants struggling to grow? A multitude of reasons spring to mind, but here are three of the most common:
Wrong time, wrong place
Yes, your plants can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading to stunted growth. This happens when you plant things during the incorrect seasons. For example, you plant summer plants during the winter months when the conditions just will not help the plant grow.
Likewise, you’re planting things in terrible places. If a plant needs a lot of sunlight – which most do – it will not grow when planted in a gloomy part of your garden. So, be aware of what plants grow during which seasons, then ensure they’re put in the ideal places.
Watering your plants is crucial if you want them to grow and be healthy. This helps with pretty much every process in the plant – it aids nutrient transportation, photosynthesis, and so on. The biggest concern is underwatering your plants so they dry out and begin to die. However, you can overwater them too, which bogs them down and almost drowns the plants.
It’s all about getting the perfect middle ground – the Goldilocks of watering, so to speak. The weather conditions play a role here as well. If there’s a lot of rain, then your plants don’t need any additional water. In the summer, when it’s hot and dry, you might need to water them every day.
That’s right, certain pests live in your garden and can prevent plants from growing correctly. A variety of different things can be the culprit here. Hedgehogs and other small animals may come into your garden and nibble away at the plants – or do their business on them. You also have bugs like aphids that can give your plants viruses, causing them to die.
Either way, you need to get ahold of the situation. It’s worth calling a pest control service so they can humanely deal with the problem. Making your garden a pest-free zone (or as close to pest-free as you can get) is important for healthy plant growth.
Generally speaking, if you tackle the three problems above, your plants should be much healthier. Other problems can stop your plants from growing – like soil conditions – though this can often be put down to the seasons and when you plant them. Learn how to take better care of your plants and they will become beautiful and vibrant things that help your garden stand out.