Taking proper care of your landscape and garden can not only give you a sense of satisfaction, it can also increase appeal to potential buyers. There is a seemingly never-ending list of gardening “do’s” and “don’ts” but there is no need to be overwhelmed. Take a look at these simple and easy to follow “don’ts” before tackling your garden this spring.
Remember What You’ve Planted
Keeping track of which flowers, bushes, fruits, and vegetables you’ve planted is important in order to water properly and keep plants alive. Using popsicle sticks to easily label each plant can be helpful, along with making a map of your garden and yard so you know where to plant each species the following year.
Cutting Your Grass Shorter Than Necessary
Mowing your grass too short can cause it to become vulnerable and easily overrun by disease and unwanted insects. Cut your lawn using only one-third of your mower’s blade to maintain a lush and thriving yard.
Trimming Spring Blooms Before They’re Ready
Spring blooms such as tulips and daffodils needs some time to develop before being trimmed down. Trimming these seasonal blooms down too early can actually stunt their growth and stopped them from becoming fully developed flowers. Once the leaves begin to turn yellow you can begin trimming them back safely.
Planting in Too Much or Too Little Sunlight
Before heading to the garden center, take a look at your yard and where you will be planting your gardens. Paying close attention to the amount of sunlight the area gets is key to keeping plants alive. Some prefer shade while others prefer full sun so take this into account before purchasing your plants in order to ensure they thrive.