When it comes to gardening, there are several decisions to make. Some people choose to have an organic garden. Whether you choose to go organic or not, you’ll want to ensure your plants won’t be attacked by hungry pests or diseases. Check out a few tips to keep your plants healthy.
1. Plan Out Your Garden
Before you begin planting, take time to plan out your garden. Do some research to figure out which plants grow best in your zone. Know how much sunlight or shade plants will need. After doing your research, you’ll be able to choose the best spot in your yard to place your garden. A little bit of planning can go a long way when it comes to keeping your plants healthy.
2. Use Healthy Soil
The soil you use in your garden can affect the health of your plants. Make sure to use soil that is rich in nutrients. You also want to make sure it drains well. Testing the pH level is an important step you don’t want to skip. There are kits you can purchase to help you with this process. Adding organic matter to soil can also be beneficial.
3. Try Companion Planting
Companion planting is a great way to keep your plants happy. Placing certain plants next to each other can be beneficial to their growth. Basil is known to help some vegetables grow better. Several pests dislike basil, which can help keep bugs away. When choosing your plants, make sure to include a variety of plants and those that can help each other. It doesn’t hurt to add a few bug-repelling plants too.
4. Remove Damaged Plants
When taking care of your garden, you’ll want to check for damaged plants. Cut off any dead leaves you find. If you notice plants with signs of a disease, remove the leaves with mildew, spots, or mold. Plants completely infected with a disease should be removed from your garden. This will prevent diseases from spreading to other plants.
5. Protect Your Garden from Pests
Hungry bugs can be harmful to your plants. Using a plant-based insecticide spray can help keep these pests away. Our 3-in-1 Garden Spray controls and prevents insects, mites, and diseases. It contains plant oils and can be used in organic gardening. You can spray your flowers, vegetables, plants, and shrubs.Gardening can be a lot of work, but it’s also very rewarding. Keeping your plants healthy and bug-free is the key to your success. If pests are bugging you, we have your back! For a more environmentally and family-friendly solution, check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products.