5 tips for maintaining your garden

5 tips for maintaining your garden

A beautiful garden requires a minimum of maintenance. To save time and enjoy it, anticipate by choosing maintenance-free plants, protecting them, weeding them as you go, but also watering them wisely. On your mark, ready? Garden!

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1. Choosing the right plants in your garden

Four words to remember: simplify your life ! It is indeed quite possible to create a garden that hardly requires maintenance. For example, turn to the trees and run away from hedges and other pruning plants. Also take inspiration from dry gardens that require very little watering by relying on plants that are not very water-intensive and/or maintenance-free: Heather, santolines, carex (grass), bamboo, perennials, heuchera

2. Protecting the plants in your garden

Once selected and planted, your plants will need to be properly protected so that they can grow and thrive. Besides the weather (Frost can be fatal for your plantations), these are the animals you should have insight. Fortunately, there are some effective tips : *pepper: mix your seeds with pepper before planting. Rodents, slugs, worms and other small animals do not like the smell or taste of pepper and will, therefore, pass their way! * Vinegar: ideal to keep your dog away from your plantations! Pour a little white vinegar around your plants. Your dog will turn around right away. * Mint: plant a mint stalk near your most beautiful flowers to keep the ants away. * Make your own insecticide: place a lemon peel in 25cl of boiling water. Leave to cool, pour your mixture into a sprayer and apply to your plants and flowers.

3. Weed as you go

To avoid overflowing and thus planning large maintenance days, get into the habit of weeding as your garden progresses before the roots of the weeds sink too deeply. Often, but a short time, that is the perfect trick! * Hand weeding: tedious but precise. * Use the water from your pasta: pour it hot on the weeds to destroy the big, deep roots. * Mulch the soil: mulching is an effective method of preventing weeds from growing, maintaining soil moisture, and nourishing the soil when the straw breaks down.

4. Maintaining your garden tools

A well-maintained garden also translates into an adapted tool kit. Take care of all your gardening tools and protect them from moisture, especially during the winter months. The trick? Place them throughout the winter in a bin filled with sand, planting the metal part with the head down. I promise, with this technique you will keep them for many years.

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