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Garden Maintenance: 7 Things You Need to Know

Just like any other thing, gardening is easier when you have tricks and tips up your sleeve. Dealing with the next best ideas on how to grow your trees and shrubs might seem a bit daunting. What if you’re just not good enough in the plant aspect? What if growing a green thumb is not your thing? Worry not! There’s a reason other beginners like you can grow to love garden maintenance. It’s just one of those therapeutic things that build over time.

As such, there are things you need to know before truly diving into the green thumb life. There are things you need to know to further develop your skill in garden maintenance. Growing your very own garden or secret garden doesn’t need to be as difficult. These are things you should know in maintaining your greens in the backyard:

Plan the kind of plants you want in your garden

Before you think of a beautiful garden to make, visualise first the plants and shrubs you want to have. Consider the colour scheme, patterns and area of your garden. As with every garden, you will have a set space to play with. You’re building a garden, not a forest. Pick out the plants and shrubs you can envision will bring you joy at home.

Prepare the soil for planting

The soil of any area is not always prepared to accept plants yet. Especially in the first stages of planning your garden, prep your soil. Set it first with fertiliser to optimise the growth of the plants you want to have in the area. By preparing your soil, you can be sure that the plants will grow in a healthy environment.

Water your plants in the evening

Water your garden in the evening to keep the soil moist and cool. Warm temperatures in the day can easily evaporate the water and moisture in your garden. Your plants will be competing with the heat in absorbing the water in your garden. Avoid watering in the morning and keep your gardens properly moist for your plant babies.

Mulching is a good garden practice

The growth of any unwanted plants in your garden can happen. One way to keep weeds out is by having a mulch along with the soil. Mulching prevents the growth of weed seeds. moreover, mulching provides an extra layer of nutrition for your plants. Who doesn’t want a healthier environment to grow in? Definitely not your plants.

Avoid mould formation

One of the things that can easily grow in your garden without solicitation are moulds. Moulds can be very dangerous to the growth of your shrubs and herbs. They can cause diseases to trees and infect the surrounding soil. Avoid moulds. Water your plant beds properly. Avoid pouring water on the leaves. Stream the water to the soil when watering your plants.

Make a cost plan for your garden expenses

Gardening can be seen as an expensive hobby. However, there are ways to minimise your costs and that includes planning your garden properly. If you want to invest in some species of plants, you’ll need to let others go. remember, you are also working within a budget and a specified area in your homes. Think long term. Do you see that tree giving you homey atmosphere for the next few years? 

Contact your local arborists

There are other things that can spiral out of control and it’s okay for you to admit not knowing what to do. If you encounter something in your garden that you’re having a hard time dealing with, contact your local arborists to aid you in your issues and mitigate any issue. They’re always there to give you the best garden advice.


Trees Down Under is your one-stop solution to garden maintenance. Here, we take care of your plants and want to see your garden areas grow into the kind of space you want. We can work hand in hand to make garden maintenance as easy as a breeze for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Call 0475 463 597 or send an email here: info@treesdownunder.com.au

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