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4 Ways to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Garden

When it comes to gardening, you can totally judge a book by its cover. A healthy garden is green, lively, and absolutely gorgeous. Try these four simple tips to help your garden grow into something beautiful.


Give Plants Plenty of Space

Plants need room to grow. The exact amount differs based on the species, but you should generally plan for there to be at least 18 to 30 inches between the bases of each large plant. Remember to think about how tall and wide the plant will grow and how extensive the root system will be.

If you’ve already planted your seedlings too close together, wait until they’ve started to grow. Once you can identify which plant is stronger, remove the other plants that are crowding it. Try transplanting them to pots or another part of your garden.

Add a New Layer of Mulch

Even though your plants need space, those wide swaths of dirt don’t always look visually attractive. Leaving exposed dirt can also cause soil erosion and makes it easier for water to evaporate.

The solution is to put down fresh mulch on a regular basis. Mulch protects your plants, traps moisture, and adds an attractive look to your garden beds. Most gardens need a new layer of mulch every year. A company that provides residential mulch services will be able to help you select a type of mulch and spread it without harming your plants.

Raise Herb and Vegetable Beds

One popular modern gardening trend is to add movable raised beds for your herbs and vegetables. Raised beds keep bugs away from your most edible plants and make it easy to reach down and pick something delicious. Because the beds are moveable, you’ll be able to take better care of your finicky and weather-sensitive kitchen ingredients.

Look for planting beds that reach up to waist height. Consider whether the plants inside prefer full sun or partial shade, and place them accordingly. You can also use clever bed placement to provide partial shade to other plants in your garden.

Create Paths for Regular Wildlife

As much as you’d like to keep foxes and squirrels out of your garden, it’s almost impossible to prevent wildlife from coming to visit. Luckily, most animals tend to walk the same path every day. If they visit often, you’ll find a trail of paw prints meandering through your carefully-tilled soil.

If you can identify the route that your neighborhood fox likes to take, try clearing out that area and adding small paving stones. This will prevent animals from trampling your plants, and it adds a unique visual element to your garden.

The best gardens are designed to accommodate the needs of your plants while using quality materials to add visual interest. As you purchase materials, make choices that you know will look good. By swapping wood or metal for plastic, using an attractive color of mulch, and planting intelligently, you’ll soon have a gorgeous garden worth bragging about.


Author Bio:  Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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