Moms deserve so much respect for everything they do around and outside the house. Without them, the entire family would be chaotic! The same can be said for gardens. Gardens without the tender loving care of mothers would be a mess. But what should busy mothers always remember when tending to their plants? Here are four tips:
Never overcrowd plants
Don’t dump seeds too close to one another. You don’t want your plants to grow without some space. They need to breathe and be well placed. Plants shouldn’t bloom too close to each other or else you’ll be facing the problem of one plant taking over the other. Every plant deserves sufficient space and light to grow otherwise it’ll be tangled up with another and worse spread virus.
Overdoing it is an unhealthy habit
I get it, you’re busy as a bee, and you just want to tick off as many items on your to-do list as you can. But mind you, overdoing gardening will only harm your plants! For instance, don’t overwater them in the morning thinking that the water would be good enough for a day or two. A heavy and huge watering can won’t only harm your garden but will also hurt you! You’d be dealing with sore muscles if you overdo stuff. Another example is to avoid feeding your plants with so many nutrients all at once so that you won’t have to do it later or tomorrow. You should treat your plants like you treat your children, and your children don’t deserve to be treated that way!
Get yourself a pole saw
Some branches are difficult to reach. Don’t force yourself to cut them off yourself by pretending you can reach them easily with your hands and a regular saw. Get a reliable pole saw, and you won’t be surprised why that machine is included in LawnStarter.com‘s list of must-haves.
Install a drip irrigation system
If you don’t have time to water your plants, then install (or have someone do it for you) a drip irrigation system for your outdoor pots. You can skip watering them if you have one, thus giving you more time to perform other gardening tasks that are not automatic. I suggest you do the installation yourself to empower you. Besides, if you have a hose or the main water supply near your garden, the installation would be hassle-free anyway.
All moms are busy, but the secret to tending your garden is to manage your time wisely. If you know how to spend your time and how much time your garden needs every day, you can keep yourself and your plants happy.