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Plant Additives & Amendments Help Your Garden Get Started Right!
Many things need to be right for successful gardening, but the main things to focus on are: Soil, Fertilizers, Weed Control, & Insecticides
Unfortunately when dealing with gardening, its not just plant and enjoy. There are needed amendments to keep your gardens looking their best all year long. Items such as Soil, Fertilizers, Weed Control, & Insecticides may have to be added in order to keep your garden as maintenance free as possible.
The first step to any successful garden is making sure you have good soil. Ideally you want a rich, well-drained looser soil so that the plant's root systems can really take off and not be too constrained or too wet. Unfortunately most people don't have such a wonderful soil naturally! Luckily your Local Garden Center should carry some easy amendments that you can add to your soil to make everything perfect! Adding top soil, garden soil, or even just some compost to your soil can go a long way. Make sure to talk to a professional if you aren't sure what to do, so that you don't waste money adding lots of unnecessary things.
Sometimes you can do everything right from the proper soil, to the best quality plants, but things just aren't growing the way they should. Most likely what you forgot was to feed them!! Plants need food just like every other living thing. There are so many options when it comes to fertilizing your plants. Everything from synthetic man made to 100% Organic. Whichever way you prefer to go will make you plants grow and flourish as they should. Don't forget to fertilize your lawn as well as your garden. If you dream of a green, lush lawn, then getting into a regular routine of fertilizing will make all your dreams come true! Check with your Local Garden Center to see what fertilizers are available in your area and what they recommend for you.
Another thing that can cause problems with your beautiful lawn and garden are weeds! They can suck up all of the fertilizer and nutrients that you have added to feed our plant and cause your plants to go without. There are many ways to combat the problem of weeds. The simplest is to just pull them out yourself, but most of us don't have the time for that! You can also start the spring with a pre-emergent, this will help stop most weeds from growing at all. Once you have weeds, you can always spray and kill them off where they stand. There are many products available, in both Organic and synthetic. Your Local Garden Center can help you decide what will be best for you.
Insecticides & Insect Control
All too often just as your plants and flowers start to look gorgeous, some pesky little bugs show up and wreck havoc! Pest Management is a necessary evil when dealing with the outdoors. Luckily there are many different ways to treat any insect problem you may have. There are many ready to use sprays and granulars available that can help with any insect you could possibly imagine. There are even a number of organic options as well. If you don't want to use chemicals at all, you can always purchase bug eating bugs, such as ladybugs or praying mantis to help remove the pesky little things. The key is to identify exactly what plagues you and treat for that specific insect. Your Local Garden Center can help steer you in the right direction!