Ensure Your Garden Stays Looking Good All Year Round With These Tips

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There’s a common misconception that our gardens can only look good in the warmer spring and summer months. However, that’s not actually the case. It’s possible to make your backyard into a space that not only looks good all year long but is also usable. With that in mind, I thought that I would share some tips for how you can ensure that your garden stays looking beautiful all year round.

Look after your lawn

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The focal point in most gardens is the lawn. So, if you want to ensure that your yard looks beautiful all year round, you need to know how to take care of your lawn properly.

In the summer, grass is prone to drying out, due to the hot weather. While in the winter, it’s prone to be turned into a bog, due to high amounts of rain. For each season, it’s a good idea to read up and research tips for keeping your lawn healthy. For instance, in the fall, articles like ‘Fall Lawn Care Tips’ can be highly beneficial for knowing how to keep your lawn healthy.

Grow plants that flower all year round

Believe it or not, there are some plants that flower all year round. While most plants flower in the spring and summer, there are some plant species that flower in the fall and winter.

If you want to ensure that your garden stays looking good all year long, it’s a good idea to grow a few plants that flower in the colder months. That way, whatever the time of year, your garden should be a wonderfully bright and beautiful place.

A word to the wise, the key to keeping plants that flower in the winter healthy is the right fertilizer. If you’re not sure which one to use read up on the different types or ask at your local garden center.

Keep bugs at bay

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If you’re going to keep your garden looking good all year long, you need to learn the best methods of keeping bugs at bay. There’s a common misconception that insects, like slugs, don’t harm plants when they eat parts of them. However, that’s not true, just one slug can take out a whole flower bed.

So, it’s important to know how to keep bugs away from your pride and joy. One of the best methods is with insect repellent. However, it’s important to choose a repellent that’s safe for animals and people, just in case your dog or cat or a child happens to try and eat it.

Make sure to keep on top of debris

During the fall and winter, a lot of debris tends to get blown around. Dead leaves and broken sticks might seem harmless, but there’s a good reason to to remove them, and that’s preventing disease.

Bacteria can use dead plants and leaves to spread. So should you notice areas of debris in your garden, it’s best to rake it up and dispose of it. This will help to prevent disease being spread into your garden.

Take note of the tips above, and you can ensure that your garden stays looking good all year round.