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Essential Materials for Enhancing Your Garden’s Health

If you’ve been struggling with a garden that simply doesn’t want to grow or one that has in previous years produced a bumper crop but is now producing teeny tiny fruits and vegetables, then you might need to take action and boost your garden’s health. 

Helping your garden with some much-needed supplies can boost nutrients and energy, providing everything it needs to support all the flowers and produce you are trying to grow. You’ll have a healthy and stable garden for years to come. 

Soil health

If your garden has been struggling, the first thing to look at is the soil. Soil is one of the most important part of the garden, as it provides all of the nutrients as well as the structure that plants live in. 

Nutrient deficiency is one of the leading reasons plants fail to produce crops, especially if they are not reaching the size or quality you expect. In this case, helping your soil with compost can be a great quality management step that can reintroduce all the necessary nutrients back into the soil. 

One of the best options for revitalising your soil is mushroom compost. This is compost that has already been used to grow mushrooms. It can act as both a fertiliser and a soil conditioner, and you can either spread it across the soil or mix it right inside.  

Whether you spread it across your soil or shovel it underneath, the mushroom compost will break down slowly over time. This allows it to slowly release essential nutrients, re-invigorating the garden and ensuring that all the nutrients won’t be washed away. It also helps to increase the water capacity of the soil. 

Water management

Speaking of water, that’s another essential thing to manage when your garden is ailing. Water management going awry can lead to either over or under-watering of the garden. Your garden could also get waterlogged if it gets too much rain. 

Different watering techniques can be used to water gardens. Some people harvest rainwater or even use drip irrigation to distribute the water more efficiently. Others simply use hand-held watering cans or depend on the rain. 

Each technique has pros and cons. Some techniques allow you to have more control over the amount of water each plant receives, while others save time. Whichever technique you use, it’s important to monitor the moisture content in your garden to know when an intervention is needed. 

This can be done either with a hand-held moisture content device or by simply pressing a finger into the soil. If your finger has some dirt clinging to it when you pull it out but isn’t wet, and there is no dusty dry soil, then your garden is at a good moisture level pre-watering. 

Suppose you have an issue with water drainage, particularly with flooding after rains and waterlogging. In that case, you may look into adding some screenings (coarse gravel) to pathways or even to the soil in extreme cases. This adds more paths for excess water to drain and helps prevent waterlogging.

Pest control

Pests can be another huge reason your garden isn’t reaching its potential. Which pests might be causing an issue depends on where you live, but some general rules to follow include checking your plants often for signs of bites, mites, or interference, looking for companion planting options, and planting to attract beneficial insects that can help eradicate local pests.  

Weed control

Weeds can also have a strong negative impact on your garden’s health. For starters, they can eat up all the nutrients you have worked so hard to provide for your plants. They can also compete with your plants for other essential resources like light or water, which can seriously impact your plants’ ability to thrive. 

Getting rid of weeds can be a huge hassle, and only some have the time to stay on top of their weeding every weekend. Planning your garden to involve mechanical weed controls can be a great way to keep your weed levels down and reduce the amount of chemical or manual weeding you have to do. 

Mechanical weed control techniques can include using weed barriers like mulches or screenings to stop weeds from easily populating your garden. You can start by placing a screenings pathway around the edge of your garden or add mulches along the sides of hedges to stop weeds from poking out from under the bushes. 

This should make a big difference and stop weeds from hopping into your garden and making a mess. Before long, you’ll see your garden thriving once again.

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