“We think we are nurturing a garden, but in fact, it is the garden that is nurturing us.”
This stands true as long as a person takes good care of their garden and keeps it clean and tidy.
Gardening is not an easy task it requires as much attention and devotion as studying for an exam. One requires proper knowledge of the techniques and tools used for effective gardening. The most important part of gardening is keeping it clean. So, here are a few basic ways that can help you keep your garden clean:
Weed and algae
The biggest problem one experiences on their journey of gardening is the problem of weeds and algae. It can even be irritating at times. But every problem has a solution, so does this.
There are many natural substitutes for chemical weed removers. You can use these natural alternatives where the problem is in control, but when the problem goes beyond it, you better use a chemical weed and algae remover from the market.
It might sound weird to some, but dusting your plants and their leaves is as important as dusting your showpieces. Dusting the leaves not only gives a clean look to the garden but also ensures any further problem caused due to dust and dirt. You can clean your plants with a soft cotton cloth.
It will no doubt increase your time devoted to gardening, but rearranging the pots in your garden has a dual benefit. First, it will give a new look to the garden, and second, it will ensure better cleanliness and hygiene. Make sure that all your arrangements ensure proper spacing between the plants and do not lead to an overcrowded garden.
The problem of insects is as irritating as weeds and algae. Again, there are two ways to combat this problem. One is a natural way, and the other is using chemical insecticides. Both these ways can be used depending upon the gravity of the problem.
Fertilizers are as necessary for plants as is water. But when it comes to gardening at home, it might not hold as much importance as the purpose is not increasing the produce. But still, the importance of fertilizers cannot be ignored to some extent.
Just as important it is for a person to regularly get a haircut, a gardener needs to trim the grass and the hedges regularly. This should be done not just to give a nice and well-maintained look to the garden but also to ensure cleanliness. It keeps the hedges in shape and gives a classy look.
To conclude, cleaning your home garden involves a lot of aspects, some of which might not be covered here. But the ones mentioned above are the easiest and the most important aspects a gardener must take care of. “Garden is a reflection of heaven on earth” is true only when you make enough efforts to keep this heaven clean and tidy.