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Gardening is not easy to some people, but to others it is what they love to do and they are good at it. A lot of people in Australia have a garden in their back yard, but most people find it hard to keep and maintain one. Gardening is not just adding a few seedlings to the soil and letting it grow. In fact, it takes more effort than you can imagine to keep a healthy and well-groomed array of plants. If you have a garden or if you are thinking of starting one and don’t know much about gardening, below are some tips to set you in the right direction in maintaining one in Australia;
Add mulch around your plants
One mistake that most amateur gardeners do is to leave the soil open. There is nothing wrong if you don’t mulch your plants or flowers but this will leave you with much more work in future. Mulching plays multiple roles to help nourish your garden, from retaining a cool environment in the soil, to prevent rapid weed growth, and later on boost the quality of the soil after it composts. When you start your garden, whether it is a flower garden or an herb garden, make sure to add mulch to enjoy these benefits.
Clean out your garden
Another important thing you should do consistently to your garden is to clean it out every now and then. You want to pull out weeds and get rid of all debris from dead leaves etc. as these hinder with growth and general health of your garden. If your garden is full of weeds, for instance, your plants will constantly try to compete for resources with them, and that is the last thing you want. You want to ensure that all the nutrients in the soil are only absorbed by the plants without the struggle to do so. Also, some weeds are said to bring about diseases and pests, so you will be steering your garden clear from any risks by weeding it.
Call an expert once in a while
You may feel like you have full control over your garden, but it is still okay to call a professional gardener every once in a while. To be on top of your game in garden maintenance in Australia, you need to have your garden taken care of by an expert because they know one or two things that you don’t know. They will give you all the advice you need for your garden and leave you with extra care tips to help maintain your garden. What’s more, they will carry out professional tests on the soil and plants and give you a report on the condition of your garden, alongside tips on how to improve your gardening techniques.
Gardening doesn’t have to be rocket science, and you don’t need to know everything about it to be able to maintain a garden. The above tips are easy to follow and will go a long way to help you maintain your garden without much hassle.