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I have this small problem going out for holidays far away from Europe. I am planning to have a great time there with my girlfriend and friends. However, I have something that bothers me every time I think about my holiday…my precious plants. I don’t know who will take care of them? Who will water them? I’m so stress..

Normally my neighbors are the only persons that I can count on when I was away for more than a week. At the moment, they already went out of town for holiday. I might put the plants at my mother’s house but she already has too many plants in her house and it seems to me that she’s not too eager to take care of my plants. Well, I’m really lost now..Should I bring my plants to Bali with me where i will spend my 3 weeks holiday? Out of question..

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Doing gardening can be tricky sometimes. Having a big backyard doesn’t guarantee a successful and correct gardening result. Without careful attention, your plants will die and sometimes we are just unable to uncover the mystery. Basically, you need to understand what’s the cause of it? Your plant can go healthy and your garden can be beautiful more than ever, as long as you know what mistakes all gardeners need to avoid and how to repair it?

There are 8 crucial points to be remembered

1.Chossing the wrong spot for your garden

To find the best spot for your garden, you need to check the quality of the soil first. Make sure the mulch is not too soggy. On the other hand, plant needs morning sunlight as the sun plays a major role in their photosynthesis process.

2.Grow plants without preparing the soil

Soil has different types depends on the region and the temperature. Before starting gardening, check the quality of the soil by using soil testing kit that you can find easily in gardening store.

3. Sloppy plant threatment

Have you ever heard the myth that plants have feelings? Well i do believe that it’s true..In order to avoid stupid mistakes like pulling up flowers instead of weeds, leave your plants in a closed area that prevent contact with the sun, or planting two plants too close with one and another. These mistakes can be costly, plants are very sensitive and they don’t tell when they are hurting or when they are not doing well. So if you love your plants so much, if you want your plant to grow healthy and strong; threat them with care and love because believe it or not, they can feel it..

3. Invasive plants

You need to avoid having invasive plants. If you’re buying plant weeds, look for words that say reseeder and vigorous growth, which often indicate invasive tendencies. These plants have the tendency to grow faster and uncontrollable. Plants like horseradish, English ivy, Mexican feather grass, and spiderwort are known to be invasive in the garden.

Horseradish

English Ivy

Mexican Feather Grass

4. Protect your plants from destructive wildlife

Garden is the best place to live for different types of wildlife. Some of them can be very harmless or even useful for our flowers and plants like bees and earth worm for example. On the contrary, some wildlife can be dangerous we don’t take precocious attention. Animals like squirrel and raccoons are prone to destroy our plant/veggies/fruits. Caterpillar and other pests are also can menace our garden.

To avoid having your fruit eaten by rodents, try to use fences to protect your plant/trees. Against pests such as aphids, use small amount of pesticides moderately! You can also fight the pests by inviting other anti-pests bugs such as the ladybird.

5. Over-watering

Plants need water that’s for sure but overwatering them is a bad idea. It drowns plants roots, causing them to rot; underwatering, on the other hand, can dehydrate it. You have to know your plants when they need or dont need extra water. Water irrigation system is a solution to control the flow of the water. If you like, using grey water system is also another alternative to have a recycled water controller.

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Make your garden more beautiful with summer flowers

The summer is coming and for all gardeners, it’s time to create more illuminate summer flowers and plants in your garden. Obviously, there are hundreds of summer flowers that you can plant in your garden but I can give you some suggestion about the most preferred by gardeners

1.Coneflowers/Echinacea

This one is the favorite for all gardeners regarding to summer flowers. They exist in different colors; the most famous is the purple ones. They are quite tolerant to drought and long-blooming

Coneflowers

2.The Purple Geranium

The geranium is known for its long lasting bloom that can last from spring to fall. This beauty that exists in several colors will definitely give sweet effects to your garden.

Geranium

3.The Dahlias

For the summer and autumn the dahlias are hard to beat. They are another species from the family of Asteraceae. They are originated from the mountains of south and middle America before coming popular worldwide.

Dahlia

4.Nasturtium

The colorful Nasturtium comes in yellow, orange and red and blooms throughout the whole summer.

Red Nasturtium

5.The Daylilies “Stella d’Oro”

It the smallest of the family daylilies with only 2 feet tall but could grow during all season long unlike most daylilies. These daylilies are pest and disease resistant, making them one of the easiest daylilies to grow.

Stella D'Oro

For flower lovers, the gardening fiesta will start soon. Summer is also the season when people spend time outdoors  and it’s always fun to  enjoy your garden that give a lively ambiance to its environment.  Before the full summer arrives, spend more time in your garden and plant the right flowers that correspond to your garden’s character . What are you waiting for?

Make your back yard colorful with lovely flower garden!

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For all green house lovers, this summer is the right time for you to give a little more attention to the preservation of your green house. During the summer, your plant might need some extra care in order to avoid dry out.

How to treat your plant during summer time?

Pure water regularly to each plant because during the day, the heat of the sun absorbs water faster and this can risk the health of the plant. They also need to be fed as required to give them more energy against the heat.  If possible, put some shade nets in the early summer days to protect the plants from direct overhead sunlight.

Some experts say that watering plants in the middle of the day could scorch the leaves, so don’t do it. The humidity control is also very important for plants, it’s important to splash the floor with water to give the humidity that they want or use hand-held mist sprayer. Moreover, cold water sprayed directly from the tap can give unpleasant effects on plants. Using conserve warm water from the rain barrel would be a better solution to spray plants during summer time.

Do pests and disease control regularly. Pests that love humid condition like aphids, red spider mite and mealy bug can really warm your plants from growing healthier.

Cleaning your green house

Clean your green house regularly to maintain the good structure of your greenhouse, especially for the materials made from woods that are likely to decay if you don’t treat them carefully. The windows have to be clean to maintain good sunlight level entering the green house, so cleaning the window often will make your plants grow healthier.

Before starting to clean the interior of the greenhouse, do not forget to turn off the electricity and other electrical equipments are unplugged. Clean the interior by removing all containers, pots, and shelving. Take away dead leaves, used growing bags and sweep the floor to remove dirt and spilled fertilizer. If you find infected leaves, do not hesitate to burn them in order to avoid contaminations to other plants. Clean the path and the bricks with disinfectants in order to keep the cleanliness of the green house.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check the ventilation panels and windows operate properly and the water irrigation is working.

Enjoy the summer my friends!

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