Looking after your garden takes a long time. It requires care and attention and when your garden needs some reinvigoration and revitalizing, you need to remember that, as long as your soil gets the support it needs, while also doing some of the following, you can ensure your garden is able to stay healthy for months, if not years to come.
Checking the Soil Moisture
One of the fundamentals of lawn care is about ensuring the soil is not moist. If the soil is too wet it’s not going to be able to absorb nutrients properly. You need to ensure that the soil is not bone dry but is falling apart slightly in your hands after a quick flick. Squeezing your soil into a ball is a very simple way to check if it’s ready to do its job.
Feeding It an Organic Diet
Depending on the time of year, you need to give it the right nutrients. During the spring months, billions of organisms spring into existence. You need to give it to the four basic requirements of air, shelter, water, and food. The great thing about giving soil what it needs is there’s a great variety of organic materials all around you. During the fall months, you can use garden debris, leaves, and kitchen scraps and chop the materials into the top 2 inches of soil before covering them with mulch. When you add them during the fall months, this gives the soil time to break down ready for the spring months, so by the time summer rolls around you’ve got a fantastic foundation for a great garden.
Adding More Color
Color is an amazing way for you to ensure that your garden looks revitalized, even if you’re waiting for the soil to peak. Choosing a variety of colorful flowers such as dahlias, lilacs, and water lilies can give your garden that swathe of color it needs.
Breaking Up the Soil
You’ve got to ensure that the soil is able to start housing plants, but you have to do this by breaking up the soil, removing fading plants, but also doing the weeding. Weeds can be very detrimental to the nature of your soil. Removing any weeds is straightforward but you’ve got to make sure that you are keeping on top of this.
Don’t Neglect Nitrogen
There are many essential nutrients that soil and plants need. Nitrogen is one of those things that can feed the plants, but also the organisms within the soil, resulting in far better garden growth. You can find additional nitrogen sources in your soil by adding more fertilizer manure and fresh grass clippings.
Reinvigorating your garden is all about allowing your soil to thrive. If you have been neglecting your garden recently it’s important to remember that you can reinvigorate it, as long as you give it the care and attention it deserves. A great garden helps everyone, it gets the kids into nature more and you have a great backyard. Priming the soil, but also ensuring that you think about the aesthetics of the space can easily reinvigorate your garden.